Heckelmanns Building

Brisbane City, Australia

Heckelmanns Building

Heckelmanns Building is a heritage-listed warehouse at 171 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Andrea Giovanni Stombuco and built from 1884 to 1891. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

In July 1873, Joseph Wendelin Heckelmann purchased 36 perches (910 m2) in Elizabeth Street from which he subdivided 2.4 perches (61 m2) in 1878. In 1884 he erected a two storeyed business premises with cellars which Arthur S and Leopold S Benjamin, merchants, occupied and opened on 22 October 1884. A seven-year lease between the Benjamin Brothers and Heckelmann was formalised from September of that year at an annual rate of £500. The premises, which cost £6,000 were designed by architect Andrea Stombuco and erected by W Watson. Built of stone and brick with a stuccoed facade, the building had a frontage of 66 feet (20 m) to Elizabeth Street and a depth of 80 feet (24 m). A mechanical lift was incorporated in the building.

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