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Cook Terrace is a landmark along the Brisbane River at Coronation Drive. It is a three storey row of six Victorian buildings dating back to 1888-1889.
Cook Terrace is currently used as offices as part of a prominent business park, however the terrace has had a long and interesting history.
It was originally built as flats rather than terrace houses by builder Joseph Blain Cook to exploit a loophole in the Queensland Undue Subdivision of Land Prevention Act of 1885 and avoid subsequent penalties. However like similar houses in Melbourne and Sydney, the row was aimed squarely at well-to-do tenants.