On October 6 2013, the inaugural Toowoomba Open House celebrates our local historic attractions, innovative architectural design and clever adaptive reuse of heritage treasures with buildings such as the Empire Theatre, City Hall, UQ Rural Clinical School, St Luke’s Church and the Masonic Centre open free to the public.
Co-ordinator and architect Stephanie Keays says “Toowoomba Open House is a free-of-charge event that opens the doors of public and private buildings and places of architectural, historical and/or environmental significance. The event has run successfully in Brisbane for three years, Maryborough for one year and for many years in various international cities including London, New York, Dublin and Melbourne to name a few”.
With so many buildings open visitors will be spoilt for choice.
Aspect Architects & Project Managers Offices, 2A Taylor Street 10am to 3.00pm
Burke & Wills Hotel, (formerly Lennons), 554 Ruthven Street, 10am to 4.00pm
Chandler House TheGrid, 488 Ruthven Street, 11.00am to 1.00pm
Chiselhurst Kindergarten, 12 Stonehaven Street, 10am to 2.00pm
Empire Theatre, 56 Neil Street, 10am to 2.00pm
Masonic Centre Neil Street, 58 Neil Street, 10am to 4.00pm
Redlands Concordia Lutheran College, 154 Stephen Street, 9.00am to 12.00noon
Royal Bull’s Head Inn, Brisbane Street Drayton, 10am to 4.00pm
St Luke’s Church and Hall, 152 Herries Street, 11.30am to 3.30pm
St Matthew’s Church, Glennie & Beatrice, 12.00noon to 4.00pm
Toowoomba City Hall, 541 Ruthven Street, 10am to 4.00pm
Toowoomba Grammar Old Hall & Museum, 24 Margaret Street, 10am to 4.00pm
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Toowoomba Regional Council Customer Service Centre, 4 Little Street, 10am to 3.30pm
UQ Boyce Estate Gardens, 6 Range Street, 9.00am to 4.00pm
UQ Rural Clinical School, 152 West Street, 10.00am to 1.00pm
USQ Refectory, West Street or Baker Street 10.00am to 4.00pm
Residents, visitors, families, design buffs, architecture fans, heritage enthusiasts – absolutely anyone who is curious about Toowoomba’s unique places – is invited to explore great contemporary, historic and sustainable buildings and spaces.