School Estate, Salisbury, 1921 (Map of the Week)

This real estate map from 1921 advertises 75 allotments of land for sale at the School Estate, located in the Brisbane suburb of Salisbury. The allotments were situated along Henson Road, School Street (now Ainger Street), Salisbury Road (now Lillian Avenue), Morris Street (now Aird Street) and two unnamed roads (Cripps Street and Ainsworth Street).

Real estate map for School Estate, Salisbury, Brisbane, 1921. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Real estate map for School Estate, Salisbury, Brisbane, 1921. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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

"This estate adjoins the state school is on splendid elevation, and within ten minutes' walk of the station." (The Telegraph, 11 May 1921, p.12)

Advertisement from The Telegraph (11 May 1921, p.12) for the School Estate in Salisbury

Advertisement from The Telegraph (11 May 1921, p.12) for the School Estate in Salisbury

A higher resolution image of this map can be viewed and downloaded through our One Search catalogue.

Prints of this map are also available through the Library Shop.

You can browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week on our blog.

Browse our collection of digitised real estate maps on Historypin.

Find your Salisbury house in the Frank and Eunice Corley collection

235 Henson Road, Salisbury. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-3367-0016

235 Henson Road, Salisbury. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-3367-0016

From the 1960s to the 1970s, Frank and Eunice Corley drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners. A database containing over 61,000 photographs can now be searched and viewed online. There are 1,323 photographs for the suburb of Salisbury.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland

 

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