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Atinee Building

Source: Go to the Queensland Heritage Register for more information.
Identifier: 600900
Location: 205-207 Flinders Street, TOWNSVILLE
State: QLD
Statement of
The Atinee Building is commercial structure of unusual design in the Townsville region and as such it is a feature of the streetscape in Flinders Street. It is a good example of a commercial building constructed with wide verandahs and decorated with timber and cast iron. The impressive style of the structure emphasises the role the Commercial Bank of Australia played in the economic growth of the region during the early twentieth century.
Description: This symmetrical three-storeyed building of the Federation period has deep shady verandahs on the upper two levels. These verandahs, which extend over the footpath, are decorated with cast-iron balustrades and friezes, together with timber fretwork. The ground floor shop front and interior have been modernised while the upper floors remain basically intact. The brick building, which is well designed for the tropics, is surmounted by a parapet and centrally placed pediment. While the structure is in need of maintenance, it is still in reasonable condition and its integrity is basically intact.

Report produced : 20/4/2004
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