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Doggetts Cottage

  • 600258
  • 33 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley

General

Classification
State Heritage
Register status
Entered
Date entered
21 October 1992
Type
Residential: Cottage
Theme
6.4 Building settlements, towns, cities and dwellings: Dwellings
Builder
Doggett, Henry
Construction periods
1880, Doggetts Cottage (1880c - 1880c)
1880, Doggetts Cottage - Main house (1880c - 1880c)
unknown, Doggetts Cottage - Stables
unknown, Doggetts Cottage - Kitchen/Kitchen house
Historical period
1870s–1890s Late 19th century

Location

Address
33 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
LGA
Brisbane City Council
Coordinates
-27.46039959, 153.03891142

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Significance

Criterion AThe place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland’s history.

As being typical of houses built by artisans as their own home, demonstrating both the skill of the master builder and pride in his craft.

For the high quality materials, workmanship and decorative detailing evident throughout, enhancing its cottage character.

For the surviving stables, wells and kitchen wing which combine to provide a rare glimpse of a tradesman's domestic environment in the late nineteenth century.

As the family home Mayor Doggett after whom the neighbouring street was named.

Criterion BThe place demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of Queensland’s cultural heritage.

For the surviving stables, wells and kitchen wing which combine to provide a rare glimpse of a tradesman's domestic environment in the late nineteenth century.

Criterion DThe place is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of cultural places.

As being typical of houses built by artisans as their own home, demonstrating both the skill of the master builder and pride in his craft.

For the high quality materials, workmanship and decorative detailing evident throughout, enhancing its cottage character.

Criterion EThe place is important because of its aesthetic significance.

For the high quality materials, workmanship and decorative detailing evident throughout, enhancing its cottage character.

Criterion HThe place has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in Queensland’s history.

As the family home Mayor Doggett after whom the neighbouring street was named.

History

This single-storeyed brick house was built about 1880 by Henry ('Harry') Doggett, bricklayer and builder, as his family home. Doggett was active in civic affairs and was elected mayor of Brisbane in 1913.

Although he died in 1927, the house remained in the family until the 1970s. From 1983 to 1988 it was used as offices for the Martin Agency who carried out alterations. The roofspace was opened up and a new kitchen and bathroom were installed on the verandah. The stables were also enlarged. The property has now returned to its original use as a family home.

Description

Built on tuff foundations, Doggetts Cottage is a four roomed single-storeyed brick house with a detached kitchen wing at the rear. It has a steeply pitched gable roof of corrugated iron.

The convex roofed verandahs across the front and back have square timber posts and stick balusters. The exterior walls exhibit fine brickwork and decorative features such as a string course below the eaves in diagonally laid bricks.

The interior consists of four main rooms and a new kitchen and bathroom on what was the rear verandah leading to the kitchen wing, which is now used for other purposes. Internal walls and ceilings are plastered and the original cedar joinery includes a mantelpiece. A modern staircase leads to the attic in the roof space.

The original timber stables are located along the rear fence line and two wells can be found in the back yard.

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Location

Location of Doggetts Cottage within Queensland
Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
20 January 2016
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