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Greenock will soon lose an essential community resource as Brisbane Street Post Office prepares to close on Friday August 27. We can reveal that its postmaster has tendered their resignation, with plans in place for closure by Friday August 27.
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What is the Post Office?
Post offices are public facilities operating as part of a national postal system that offer mail-related services such as acceptance and delivery of letters and parcels, provision of post offices boxes and sale of stamps, packaging supplies and stationery. Furthermore, they play an essential intermediary role between businesses shipping products directly to consumers.
They provide value-added services such as money orders that allow people to send cash without bank accounts, postal savings accounts for safe savings accounts and initiatives designed to minimize environmental impact.
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Brisbane Street Post Office is one of five remaining examples of suburban post offices designed specifically to incorporate post master residences, giving this building its unique identity before the days of corporate branding.
It combines elements of Italianate and Neo-Georgian styles into an approximate square plan structure, using bricks, porphyry (probably Kangaroo Point), Murphy’s Creek Sandstone and Breakfast Creek Sandstone as well as ironwork by Smellie & Co. for construction.
Rapid expansion of telegraph services placed significant strain on GPO facilities and in 1879 John Petrie’s design for a Telegraph Wing won out. Construction started shortly thereafter, finishing in 1908 – also serving to house Queensland Museum which moved from William Street into this new wing.
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Brisbane Street Post Office stands out as a rare heritage-listed building remaining at the core of the CBD, designed by FDG Stanley in 1872 for accommodating expanding postal and telecommunication services.
The original building is a near square structure comprised of brick, porphyry (Brisbane tuft) and sandstone, featuring an eye-catching pedimented facade which rises above its upper floor columns.
As rapidly expanding telegraph services overwhelmed accommodation at their original offices in William Street, Franklin & Finlay constructed a wing on the General Post Office site in 1879 to expand space for these services. Kangaroo Point porphyry was used for its construction while Breakfast Creek and Smellie’s Creek sandstone provided by Breakfast Creek was utilized by Breakfast Creek Contractor.
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The Brisbane Street Post Office was constructed in 1890, making it one of five originally built post offices that share similar architectural styles to establish clear identities for government services north of the railway line and incorporate postmaster residences. Furthermore, this structure is significant as an important contribution to urban fabric and design – its style distinguishing post offices from other commercial structures in its locale.
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Building has been renovated to offer commercial office space, including a PO Box suite. This service complements other Post Office offerings such as money transfers, foreign currency purchases and travel booking.
Brisbane Street Post Office was constructed in 1872 and extended through Elizabeth Street in 1908. As one of only five remaining post offices that contained a Post MasteraEUR(tm)s residence, this historic structure holds great significance as both a Queensland colonial and Commonwealth civic building.
Its construction also represents a changing civic architectural style of its time, characterised by Italianate design and near square plan. Furthermore, this building stands out for its use of local building materials such as porphyry (presumably from Kangaroo Point), sandstone from MurphyaEUR(tm)s Creek and Breakfast Creek and iron from Smellie & Co.