(Photo: © DERM)
The area lay unattended for about twenty years after the Campbell joinery works and lime kilns were destroyed. In 1914 another timber merchant, James Green commenced operations here, and then in 1921 a Julius Rosenfeld set up his timber yard here. He bought the land in 1924, but he also had bad luck - fire destroyed his business in 1931.
In 1933, Rosenfeld had the land subdivided into housing allotments, and I presume that Julius St was named in his honour. The little street became a place where blocks of flats were constructed during the inter-war period. There are no fewer than seven multiple dwellings, each having its own design and character, in the street. They are Ardrossan, Green Gables, Julius Lodge, Syncarpia, Ainslie, Pine Lodge and Evelyn Court. The New Farm area at this time was largely inhabited by the well-off, and these flats were designed to be leased to wealthy tenants.
Below is a photograph of Ardrossan, sporting a for sale sign. The photograph was taken some months ago, and a recent check found that it is no longer on the market. I cannot say whether or not it was sold.(Photo: © 2012 the foto fanatic)
It is welcome news that this street has been recognised as having heritage value. Although dating only from the 1930s the area is significant in its representation of early medium density living in Brisbane.
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