CWA Building, 1938

Art Deco, Buildings

Builder:  Archie McDonald of McDonalds Pty Ltd

Architect:  HVM Brown

The CWA Hall is a small, single storey building opening directly off the street. It has a ‘hollywood’ front in Art Deco stucco, behind which is a simple hall with pitched roof and side windows. There is limited detailing on the front which rises to a parapet concealing the roof. Three pairs of doors are mounted centrally, with square pilasters between the pairs. A slit window is placed each side of the doors, protected with wrought iron bars.

The regional importance of the building is also demonstrated by the fact that in 1949, the Mackay CWA Branch had the largest membership in Queensland.