Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Winchcombe and Carsen Woolstores

I went sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers this morning in Teneriffe.  We chose o sketch the Winchcombe Carson Woolstore.  Awesome building.
The first Winchcombe Carson building is the oldest extant woolstore in the Teneriffe precinct. Frederick Earle Winchcombe purchased some of the land himself in February 1910, while the remaining homes along the Vernon Terrace frontage were obtained by the company. The building was designed by noted Brisbane architect Claude Chambers.
The Stuart Bros of Sydney built No 1 during 1910-11 and in 1934 were responsible for the rear addition. As the company continued to expand with the wool industry, the adjacent land was acquired by 1955, so that a third store was built and allowance made for yet another. In 1979 Winchcombe Carson merged with Dalgety Australia in Queensland and New South Wales to form Dalgety Winchcombe. As Dalgetys had moved into a single-floor less labour-intensive complex at Rocklea, the Winchcombe Carson stores were no longer required.  The building is now used for local storage.

I went sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers this morning in Teneriffe.  We chose o sketch the Winchcombe Carson Woolstore.  Awesome building.  The first Winchcombe Carson building is the oldest extant woolstore in the Teneriffe precinct. 

I went sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers this morning in Teneriffe.  We chose o sketch the Winchcombe Carson Woolstore.  Awesome building.  The first Winchcombe Carson building is the oldest extant woolstore in the Teneriffe precinct. 


 Handmade 8" x 7.5 sketchbook (double spread)  - Graphite first, then ink, then watercolour







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