Historic fire station at Yeronga for sale

Historic fire station at Yeronga for sale
Historic fire station at Yeronga for sale

A quaint historic fire station designed by renowned Queensland architects at Yeronga in Brisbane’s south-west is being offered for sale.

Ray White Industrial Milton has the landmark 1930s-built property.

The fire station at 785 Ipswich Road is on the market for the first time in more than 15 years. It last traded for $230,000 in 2001.

Ray White Industrial Milton’s Aron Burtenshaw says the astute buyer will secure a piece of Brisbane’s rich cultural history.

“Currently zoned emergency services, the 280 sqm two-level building on a 1,062 sqm block could be used as an office or residence, or enhanced with additional development (STCA).

“An office approval was granted in 2001 but was never finalised.

"We have already had strong interest from a range of buyers including doctors and art businesses seeking a live and work option.”

Built in 1934, the Old Yeronga Fire Station next to Yeronga Park is one of the earliest designs from leading Queensland architecture company Conrad and Gargett, who also designed Old Government House and Customs House in Brisbane.

During the Second World War an effigy of Adolf Hitler was hung from the fire station’s awning, while the US and Dutch armies created a bivouac camp for more than a thousand soldiers in Yeronga Park behind the fire station.

The fire station provided firefighting services to the surrounding areas until 1974 when the building was passed on to the SES who used it as a base and training centre for 24 years.

The current owners, who are relocating to Redcliffe, bought it in 2001.

It comes with original finishes and fittings including an original fire pole man hole, but no pole, along with the working counter levered garage doors.

The fire station auction will be held onsite December 7.

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