Henry Doggett, known by most as Harry, was the mayor of Brisbane in 1913. He was originally a builder and bricklayer, and he built his family home in Arthur St, Fortitude Valley in the 1880s. This is it.(Drawing: Anne Green, "Not to be Trusted"; Boolarong Publications, 1979)
I found a drawing of the house in an old book lent to me by a friend (thanks Janet!).
Not a lot is known about Harry really. The next street to the west of this was named Doggett St in his honour. Harry died in 1927, but the house was held within his family until the 1970s; then it was used for commercial purposes for a time. It is now a private residence once more.
The house was built of brick on a porphyry base, and its wonderful condition now is testament to Harry's skill in constructing it 130-odd years ago.
(Photo: © 2011 the foto fanatic)
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