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ⓘ George Frederick Addison was an Australian architect, who designed many heritage listed buildings in Brisbane, Queensland. George Frederick Addison was born Oct ..




George Frederick Addison
                                     

ⓘ George Frederick Addison

George Frederick Addison was an Australian architect, who designed many heritage listed buildings in Brisbane, Queensland.

George Frederick Addison was born October 10, 1889 in Brisbane, Queensland to architect George Henry Male Addison and his wife, Emily Maude.

He studied at the Brisbane Central Technical College.

                                     

1. War Service

Addison enlisted in the Australian Infantry Force in 1914, serving at Gallipoli during the First World War where he was wounded. He also served in Egypt and France.

                                     

2. Career

Addison entered into practice with his father in 1919 as G H M Addison and Son. It is probable he completed the drawings begun by his father for the Bulimba and Hawthorn ferry terminals.

He entered a partnership with H.S. MacDonald from 1928-1946. Their combined works included-

  • Goondiwindi Civic Centre 1937
  • Bulk Store, and offices of Castlemaine Perkins, 418 Adelaide Street and at Castlemaine Brewery, Milton1928-1929
  • Queensland National Bank Building at 39 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane 1929
  • renovations to Hotel Orient and other Castlemaine Perkins hotels including Belfast Hotel in Queen Street, Brisbane, Hotel Cecil in Southport, Caledonian Hotel in Ipswich, Leichhardt Hotel in Spring Hill, National Hotel in Warwick, Governor Blackall Hotel in Toowoomba, Newtown Hotel in Toowoomba 1937 onwards
  • Marist Brothers Monastery and School, Rosalie 1929
  • the English Scottish & Australian Bank Building
  • a number of buildings at Brisbane’s Doomben racecourse, including the totaliser 1932
  • the Mt Thompson Crematorium based on the original plans of the Heath firm of Melbourne 1934
  • Addison and M.L. Conrad designed the grandstand at Eagle Farm racecourse.