George Frederick Addison

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George Frederick Addison
Portrait of Private G Addison.jpg
Portrait of Private George Frederick Addison. Used with the courtesy of State Library of Queensland
Born1889
Died1954
OccupationArchitect

George Frederick Addison (1889-1954) was an Australian architect, who designed many heritage listed buildings in Brisbane, Queensland. [1][2]

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[3].

War Service[change | change source]

Addison enlisted in the Australian Infantry Force in 1914, serving at Gallipoli during the First World War where he was wounded[4]. He also served in Egypt and France[5].

Career[change | change source]

Addison entered into practice with his father in 1919 as G H M Addison and Son[6][7]. It is probable he completed the drawings begun by his father for the Bulimba and Hawthorn ferry terminals[8].

He entered a partnership with H.S. MacDonald from 1928-1946[3]. Their combined works included-

  • Marist Brothers Monastery and School, Rosalie (1929)[9]
  • Bulk Store, and offices of Castlemaine Perkins, 418 Adelaide Street[10] [11]and at Castlemaine Brewery, Milton(1928-1929)
  • the English Scottish & Australian Bank Building[3]
  • Queensland National Bank Building at 39 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane (1929)[12]
  • a number of buildings at Brisbane’s Doomben racecourse, including the totaliser (1932)[13]
  • the Mt Thompson Crematorium (based on the original plans of the Heath firm of Melbourne) (1934)[14]
  • renovations to Hotel Orient and other Castlemaine Perkins hotels including Belfast Hotel in Queen Street, Brisbane, Hotel Cecil in Southport[15], Caledonian Hotel in Ipswich, Leichhardt Hotel in Spring Hill, National Hotel in Warwick, Governor Blackall Hotel in Toowoomba, Newtown Hotel in Toowoomba (1937 onwards)[16]
  • Goondiwindi Civic Centre (1937)
  • Addison and M.L. Conrad designed the grandstand at Eagle Farm racecourse[3].

Memberships[change | change source]

President of the Johnsonian Club 1938-1939[3]

Director, Castlemaine Perkins

Personal life[change | change source]

Addison married Miriam Urquhart in 1921[17].

Addison died December 10, 1954 and was survived by his wife, and son Peter George Addison.[3]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "George Frederick ADDISON". vwma.org.au. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Architect's death; 65". Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954). 1954-12-13. p. 3. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  4. "WOUNDED IN THE DARDANELLES". Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934). 1915-06-18. p. 17. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  5. "George Frederick ADDISON". rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  6. "PERSONAL". Daily Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1903 - 1926). 1919-02-22. p. 2. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  7. "PERSONAL NOTES". Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933). 1919-02-24. p. 7. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  8. "A Ferry Named 'Bulimba' - Oxford Street Bulimba and just off". Oxford Street Bulimba and just off. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  9. "Marist Brothers' Monastery and Marist College - Australian E-Heritage". eheritage.net. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  10. "Arkhefield Studio - Brisbane Open House" (PDF). Arkhefield Studio - Brisbane Open House.
  11. "NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS". Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954). 1935-06-18. p. 3. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  12. Communications, c=AU; o=The State of Queensland; ou=Department of Environment and Heritage Protection; ou=Corporate. "Queensland National Bank (former), South Brisbane Branch | Environment, land and water". environment.ehp.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  13. "BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE". Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933). 1932-10-14. p. 4. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  14. "Draft history - Mt Thompson Crematorium/former Brisbane Crematorium" (PDF). https://www.mtthompsoncrem.com.au/content/dam/invocare/Mt%20Thompson/History%20Brisbane%20Crematorium,%20EHP,%207Feb14.pdf. February 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  15. "The Hotel Cecil - Gold Coast City Libraries". Gold Coast City Libraries. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  16. East, John W. (2017). ""J.P." - The Life and Career of the Brisbane Architect John Patrick Donoghue (1894-1960)". https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/data/UQ_452456/. External link in |website= (help)
  17. "WEDDING". Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934). 1921-07-22. p. 7. Retrieved 2017-12-09.

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