Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Brisbane City Sketchers in South Brisbane

We sketched Historical Clarence Corner this morning in Stanley Street.   Stanley Street was named after Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, the United Kingdom's Colonial Secretary, 1885-1886.

I sat outside the Clarence Corner Hotel, now known as the Brew House. The Hotel was named after 500-ton steamship Clarence that plied between Brisbane and Sydney at that time. by builder Thomas Hayselden.  The hotel obtained its licence on 8 December 1863
Clarence Corner was Brisbanes first Township, and it was quite a large one. In 1893 a devastating flood forced most of the retailers across river to Queen Street.

The cream building is Maggee Draper Emporium formerly Murray and Magee Coupon Drapers.
The black building is Robert Lenehan’s pharmacy at Clarence Corner in 1915.
Sketched in my handmade 8" x 6.5" 90lb sketchbook. Graphite - Lamy pen - Watercolour.

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