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Learn more about the architectural style of your house. Reading the style of your house is a language that can lead to a discovery of the date it was built and even the architect, designer or builder. Find the clues to your house's life journey in the roof pitch, the window hood, the lattice work or paint colours. By searching the architectural features of homes of different eras you will be able to apply the knowledge of the styles in order to approximately date your house.
Set the foundations for house history research success by watching State Library’s series of 5 House Histories video guides. Watch below to find out more about architectural styles.
Brisbane City Council Archives Building Registers: alphabetical by street – gives name of owners, and whether Worker’s Dwelling or State Advances Corporation was involved. Sometimes gives builder’s name. Annotations show if it is a new building or an addition.