4. Customs House Residence

4. Customs House Residence
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103 Wharf Street

BUILT IN 1899 together with the Customs House, these buildings are examples of the high quality of design produced by the Public Works Department of Queensland in that era.

The residence is constructed of locally made, red face brick with stone dressings, a roughcast finish and roofed with Queensland-made tiles. The builder, Henry Neale added a final touch, beyond the specifications of the tender, by finishing the brick work in black tuck pointing. 

The residence has a large variety of window openings which contribute to its complex form. Many of the windows in the house are glazed with pale glazed leadlight panels. Centrally placed in many of the internal rooms are decorative timber fretwork panels. Several fine fireplaces survive throughout the building.

These twin buildings, along with the adjacent Bond Store, provide a strong contribution to the streetscape of Maryborough’s historic Wharf Street precinct.

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