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Glentworth


Place Details
Place ID 600287
Registration Type State Heritage
Place Name Glentworth
Place Classification Built
Place Category Residential
Place Type Detached house
Themes 6 Building settlements, towns, cities and dwellings / 6.4 Dwellings
Register Entry Date 21/10/1992

Location
Address 34 Howard Street
Town / Suburb PADDINGTON
Post Code 4352
LGA BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL

Cultural Heritage Significance
Principal Period
of Significance
1870s/1880s (fabric, historical)
Criterion A Glentworth, constructed possibly c1880, is significant historically for its association with the early development of Rosalie as a middle-class garden suburb.
Criterion D It has representational value as a substantially intact, classic Queensland timber colonial residence of the early 1880s, and makes an aesthetic contribution to the historic Rosalie townscape.
Criterion E It has representational value as a substantially intact, classic Queensland timber colonial residence of the early 1880s, and makes an aesthetic contribution to the historic Rosalie townscape.

History
History Glentworth, a single-storeyed, high-set timber residence, stands on the original subdivisions purchased by Katherine Mary Pery in 1879. The precise date of construction is not known, though the Pery family was resident at Glentworth by 1885. The Hon. Cecil SS Pery was a clerk in the titles office. In 1888 the Chalk family bought the property, which remained their home until the mid-1960s. Michael Chalk was a highly successful bus proprietor, whose business provided vital communication links between the western suburbs and the city. In 1967 the property passed to the Salvation Army, which resold it in 1975. The residence remains a family home.

Description
Description Glentworth is a single-storeyed timber house on stumps, with a central axial corridor and wide verandahs to three sides. It has a pyramid-shaped, corrugated iron roof crowned by a large timber finial. Convex iron-sheeted verandah roofs are separated from the main roof by a small cornice and paired timber console brackets. Verandah decoration is restrained: slender timber posts with capitals and brackets; cross-braced timber balustrading; and a timber fretwork pediment of intricate design crowned by another tall timber finial, above the entrance. The cladding is of 12 inch [30 centimetres] wide chamferboards, and linings and partitions are of vertically jointed tongue and groove. Externally the house retains its original character, although little remains of the 19th century garden layout. Glentworth is situated above a gently rising lawn bordered by tall palms and trees, and is visible for a considerable distance from the north. It dominates the vista at the top of Agars Street, and is associated visually with Boondah [600288], Baroona [600289] and other early timber residences in Howard Street, Rosalie.

Element
Element Name Glentworth
Design Period 1870s - 1890s Late 19th century
Construction Period 1880c - 1880c
Construction Method Frame - timber
Fabric (Exterior Structure) Timber - chamferboard
Fabric (Roof) Metal sheeting - corrugated iron
Roof Form Pyramid
Place Components Residential accommodation - main house
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Last updated: 15 March 2013

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