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The Toowoomba Men's Toilet was built in 1918 when the need for an adequate public sanitation system became a pressing concern.
Located in Russell Street close to the busy Toowoomba Railway Station, it was only connected to a drain until a sewerage system was established in 1926.
It is the longest known established public toilet in Queensland.
Due to the unsound overall condition of the toilet building and upgrades to the surrounding vicinity, the toilet was dismantled in 2013 and rebuilt brick by brick in 2015, but is no longer functional or connected to the sewerage system.
Listing on the Queensland Heritage Register took place on the 6th of June 1994.
- Category: Education
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Toowoomba Grammar School was established under provisions of the Queensland Governments Grammar Schools' Act of 1860.
The school is built on 50 acres of land that was initially allocated for a Toowoomba recreational park (known as the Old Queens Park) in 1861.
Designed by architect Willoughby Powell, construction of the first building was completed in 1876 and is known as the School House was established in 1875 when the foundation stone was laid.
Additional buildings were added to the school between 1875 and the 1940. Although Toowoomba Grammar School is on the Queensland Heritage Register, it is not the entire school, only several buildings.
First Students began attending the school on 1st February 1877.
The motto of the Toowoomba Grammar School is the Latin 'Fidelis in Omnibus' (Faithful in All Things).
- Category: History
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In 1916, land in Bowen Street Toowoomba was earmarked as the site of the Toowoomba Trades Hall, and although the site was purchased it had to be on-sold due to financial reasons by the Toowoomba Trades Hall Board.
A few years later a new site, that of the former Toowoomba Congregational Church at 133 Margaret Street was purchased in 1919. A decade later in 1929 the building was sold as it was considered unfit to serve as a Trades Hall.
Not long after the Margaret St site was sold in 1929, a new site was designated as the location of the new Trades Hall in Russell St which was purchased for £1600.
The Trades Hall building at the Margaret Street site was designed by Matthew Williamson in 1933 and was built in 1934 for £3948 by builder Kell & Rigby.
The building was officially opened on the 14th July 1934 and as well as serving as the main location for union activity, the Toowoomba Trades Hall was also used for other civic purposes.
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Toowoomba Technical College is also known as the Southern Queensland Institute of Technical & Further Education (SQIT) - Hume Street Campus.
Designed by Thomas Pye, the College was built on land that was acquired in 1908 and is located in a prominent Toowoomba CBD position opposite Queens Park on the corner of Hume & Margaret Streets.
Comprising the original larger main double story building, referred to as Block A which was complemented by two separate smaller single story buildings, one used as a chemistry lab and the other as a carpenters workshop.
Additional buildings were later added - a timber building in 1913 (Block B), a brick classroom in 1931 (Block D) and a wooden building in 1955 (Block C).
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Listed below is a near complete index of Toowoomba buildings and locations detailed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
The aim of this article to provide a link to a more detailed narrative of each of these heritage listed locations.
Currently, this is a work in progress and if you can assist, please contact me.
- Toowoomba Technical College (former)
- Toowoomba Trades Hall
- Toowoomba Court House & Old Toowoomba Gaol Wall (former)
- Toowoomba Foundry Pty Ltd
- Toowoomba Post Office (former)
- Toowoomba Grammar School
- Toowoomba Railway Station, Honour Board and Railway Yard Structures
- Men's Toilet, Russell Street, Toowoomba
- Toowoomba Court House
- Toowoomba Police Station Complex
- Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery
- Toowoomba Malthouse
- Toowoomba Permanent Building Society
- Toowoomba East State School
- Toowoomba South State School (former)
- Toowoomba Hospital
- Toowoomba City Hall
- Toowoomba Queens Park and Botanic Gardens
- Toowoomba North State School
- Baillie Henderson Hospital
- Tyson Manor - Strathmore
- Exchange Building
- Smithfield House
- Gowrie House
- Vacy Hall
- Laurel Bank Park
- Carlton House
- Soldiers Memorial Hall
- Gladstone House and Cottage
- Glen Alpine
- Clifford House
- Defiance Flour Mill
- Bishop's House
- Concordia College Administration Centre
- White Horse Hotel
- Wesley Uniting Church
- St Luke's Church Hall
- Harlaxton House
- Alexandra Building
- Picnic Point and adjacent Parkland
- Strand Theatre
- Cottage (68 Stephen Street)
- St Lukes Anglican Church
- Karingal Chambers
- St James Parish Hall
- Oak Lodge and Spreydon
- St Patrick's Cathedral
- Ascot House
- Boyce Gardens
- Empire Theatre (former)
- Pigott's Building
- The Downs Co-operative Dairy Association Limited Factory (former)
- St James Church
- Wislet (Former Wesley Hospital)
- O'Shea's Drayton Cottage
- St Matthew's Church of England
- Royal Bull's Head Inn
- Harristown State High School
- Main Range Railway