Monday, December 28, 2015

Last sketch of the year with the Brisbane Urban Sketchers......

We met at South Bank and sketched the Plough Inn.  This two-storeyed former hotel was constructed in 1885 for Brisbane publican Daniel Costigan. It replaced a previous, less substantial structure on the site, which had functioned as the Plough Inn since 1864. The new building was erected during South Brisbane's heyday and was part of the 1880s boom-time reconstruction of Stanley Street premises.

A4 Holcroft 225gsm sketchbook.
Lamy pen and black Noodlers ink.
This building was designed by architect Alexander Brown Wilson, who is more known for his domestic work. It was built by contractor Abraham James, whose tender of £3,300 was accepted in March 1885

 
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