Mount Pleasant Heights, [Holland Park and Greenslopes], 1918 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online.

The heights of Mount Pleasant: Greenslopes and Logan Road, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The heights of Mount Pleasant: Greenslopes and Logan Road, 1918. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1918 advertises 227 allotments of land for sale at Mount Pleasant Heights estate in the Brisbane suburbs of Holland Park and Greenslopes. The allotments were situated along Abbotsleigh Street, First Avenue (now Beryl Crescent), Second Avenue (now Raff Avenue), Third Avenue (now Love Street), Fourth Avenue (now Percival Terrace), Wilma Street (today spelled Wylma Street) and an unnamed street (now Melba Crescent).

Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.

Advertisement, Brisbane Courier, September 14, 1918

Advertisement, Brisbane Courier, September 14, 1918

"Connected with Greenslopes Tram Terminus by a new road just resumed by the Coorparoo Shire Council. A lovely view of the city is obtainable from all the elevations, and the property is just the thing for shrewd people who wish to buy". (Brisbane Courier, September 14, 1918)

A public auction was held at the site on the afternoon of September 28, 1918.

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Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland

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Walked through this area a few times, and there are a number of very pleasant viewpoints in this neighbourhood..

Thanks Myles for this lovely expose of Mt Pleasant Heights where it is indeed very pleasant. I was a student at Holland Park State School but we lived on the other side of Logan Rd. I had friends in Raff Avenue and Melba Crescent who I visited from time to time. Even in the 1970s Mt Pleasant had a rather lofty reputation as a fine place to live. It was close to the Crown Stoves factory (I think) but that didn't seem to affect the property prices!

Hi. My name is Graham Fuelling. Our family home was 37 Raff Avenue. My father was born in 1899 and worked in the Post Office all his life. he was awarded an MBE for his services. Dad was a member of the Holland Park Progress Association for many years. I was born in Greenslopes in 1947.