15-19 Union Street, Spring Hill. Brisbane, Queensland

This little row of two rare single storey terraces is notable for its use of wood lattice screens and lattice door which fully encloses its verandah to moderate the hot and humid subtropical conditions.  The worker style cottages march down the slope of hilly Union street but is otherwise modest in design.

15-19 Union Street, Spring Hill. Brisbane, Queensland

Photo by Michael Gardner. All rights reserved. Used with permission

Terrace Houses: 15-19 Union Street, Spring Hill. Brisbane, QLD

The corrugated iron roof is a simple two part affair with a main long gable with turned wood finials marking either end and a very flat pitched verandah roof.  There lack of chimneys is further evidence of the response to climate.

The terraces are difficult to date, but could possibly have originally been built as early as the 1860s.

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  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...