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Atinee Building

205-207 Flinders Street, Townsville

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Flinders Street (1929), State Library of Queensland; Heritage Branch Staff

Flinders Street (1929), State Library of Queensland

Atinee Building (1980)

Atinee Building (1980)

This three storey building with deep verandahs graced with cast iron balustrade was built by the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney in 1897. The bank began operations on site in 1890, originally in rented premises. Despite being one of the banks that suspended trading during the financial crisis of 1893, it was able restructure and resume trading. It purchased this site and called for tenders for a new building in 1896. The bank occupied this building for more than 40 years. It then renovated a building on the corner of Stokes and Flinders Street in 1939 and sold this building. It has been used for a variety of purposes since that time, including the Relatino Restaurant for 23 years from 1955. Subsequently it housed the Atinee House of Arts and a back packer’s hostel.

Coordinates: -19.25753552, 146.81926474

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023