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Leckhampton

  • 600246
  • 69 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point

General

Classification
State Heritage
Register status
Entered
Date entered
21 October 1992
Type
Residential: Villa
Theme
6.4 Building settlements, towns, cities and dwellings: Dwellings
Architect
Wilson, Alexander Brown
Construction period
1889–1890, Leckhampton (1889 - 1890)
Historical period
1870s–1890s Late 19th century

Location

Address
69 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point
LGA
Brisbane City Council
Coordinates
-27.4756201, 153.03671335

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Significance

Criterion AThe place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland’s history.

Leckhampton provides evidence of an expression of confidence during the 1880s by a prominent businessman and of the earlier affluent residential character of parts of Kangaroo Point.

Criterion DThe place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of cultural places.

Leckhampton is significant as an externally intact and aesthetically pleasing example of a large, late nineteenth century, city residence on the southside.

Criterion EThe place is important because of its aesthetic significance.

Leckhampton is significant as an externally intact and aesthetically pleasing example of a large, late nineteenth century, city residence on the southside.

History

Considered to be the work of noted architect Alexander B Wilson, Leckhampton was built for Charles Snow shortly after he purchased the land in 1889. Snow, a prominent city jeweller, was also the founder of the Boy Scouts in Queensland. He died in 1913 and the house remained in the Snow family until 1924.

Leckhampton was converted into flats by the 1960s. In 1984 the building was refurbished as office accommodation. As part of the redevelopment a similarly styled building was constructed next door.

Description

Leckhampton is a two-storeyed brick house with a ribbed iron hipped roof. The front and south-east side of the house are sheltered on both levels by deep verandahs which feature decorative cast-iron balusters, columns and friezes. A square, double-storeyed bay, surmounted by a parapet, projects from the northern corner of the main facade. Entry is through a pedimented doorway which leads to a vestibule hall and stairway lit by an impressive stained glass window. Two single-storeyed enclosed verandahs have been added to the rear. A new paved entertainment and pool area behind the house link Leckhampton with the new building.

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Location

Location of Leckhampton within Queensland
Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
20 January 2016
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