Post Office Building, 1883

Art Deco, Buildings

Built in 1883, remodelled in 1938

Remodel Builder: Queensland Building and Engineering Co.

Remodel Architect: TBC

This two-storey building has dominated the River Street location since its construction in 1883.

The Post Office is a substantial two-storeyed masonry building with some remnant classical detailing, typical of Government designed buildings of the period. It was extensively remodelled in 1938, to an understated art deco style, in which the decorative elements occur in the column capitals inspired by ancient Egyptian motifs. The patterns of brick corbels on the central tower and in the entrance canopy which has a horizontal concrete awning supported on two balls over a portico with moulded decoration around the arch and doors and also in the red glazed tiles on the tower base.

The post office moved to Post Office Square on the corner of Sydney and Gordon Streets in 1995.