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Glenugie


Place Details
Place ID 600262
Registration Type State Heritage
Place Name Glenugie
Alternative Name Archibald House
Place Classification Landscape
Built
Place Category Residential
Place Type Villa
Themes 10 Providing health and welfare services / 10.3 Caring for women and children
6 Building settlements, towns, cities and dwellings / 6.4 Dwellings
Register Entry Date 21/10/1992

Location
Address 186 Moray Street
Town / Suburb NEW FARM
Post Code 4005
LGA BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

Cultural Heritage Significance
Principal Period
of Significance
1880s, 1940s (fabric) 1880s, 1930-1980, 1940s (historical) 1930-1980 (social)
Criterion A As an unusual timber version of the large two-storey verandahed houses fashionable in the 1880s. For its projecting gables, ornate verandah treatment and the exclusive use of timber for both interior and exterior walls which contribute to a composition pleasing in design, scale and detail. As a rare surviving example of the large houses built in New Farm in the late nineteenth century.
Criterion B As an unusual timber version of the large two-storey verandahed houses fashionable in the 1880s. As a rare surviving example of the large houses built in New Farm in the late nineteenth century.
Criterion E For its projecting gables, ornate verandah treatment and the exclusive use of timber for both interior and exterior walls which contribute to a composition pleasing in design, scale and detail.

History
History Evidence indicates that Glenugie, a two-storeyed timber house, was probably built in 1886-87 on land owned by Mary Barret. Its first recorded resident was M. Davis, a commercial traveller, who lived there until 1888. In that year Thomas Mooney, a successful Brisbane butcher, moved in and he bought the property in 1890. In 1902 Glenugie was sold to the Hon. John Archibald, the proprietor of the Dominion Milling Company and a member of the legislative council. After Archibald's death in 1907, it remained the home of his widow until her demise in 1929. The house then passed to the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches for use as girls hostel known as Archibald House. In 1980 it was sold and refurbished as a private home.

Description
Description Glenugie is a large two-storeyed timber house with a substantial double storey kitchen wing at the rear, attached by a verandah. The house sits on low brick piers linked by honeycomb infill brick screens. There are double verandahs on all four sides and along the eastern side of the kitchen wing. While the front and side verandahs have cast-iron posts, balusters and valances, the back and kitchen wing verandahs have been enclosed with hopper windows. There are two double storey gabled projections which interrupt the verandahs on the front and western elevations, and a single one on the upper floor at the rear. These have bay windows with elaborate awnings and timber valances, and pierced barge boards on the gables. The hipped roof of corrugated iron incorporates the three gables, two chimneys and numerous ventilators. The external walls of the house are chamferboard while internal walls and ceilings are lined with beaded pine boards and feature cedar joinery.

Element
Element Name Glenugie
Design Period 1870s - 1890s Late 19th century
Construction Period 1884 - 1885
Place Components Service wing
Residential accommodation - main house
Air raid shelter
Garden/Grounds

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Last updated: 15 March 2013

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