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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Perry House from 1913 to 2013.

The construction of Perry House occupied a considerable period of time, beginning in 1911 and not reaching completion until early 1913. Frequent strikes appear to have slowed progress. Perry House was the highest building in Brisbane on its completion and its construction was followed with great interest by the Brisbane community.

Perry House was then the tallest building in Brisbane with every floor occupied by the Perry Bros business activities and storage of goods. An extra storey was added in 1923. Perry House is still believed to be the tallest timber structure in the southern hemisphere.

In the intervening years, Perry House was used as a commercial building and even by the US Military during World War Two.

In 1996 after a substantial redevelopment, the heritage listed Perry House was opened as the Royal Albert Hotel.


Address:Albert & Elizabeth Streets, Royal Albert Hotel, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.470485
Long: 153.026206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1913
Approx. Event End Date:2013


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd May, 2013
Front Inscription

was opened on 
23 May 2013 
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Brisbane 
Councillor Graham Quirk 
to celebrate our
CENTENARY 1913 - 2013
Perry House to Royal Albert Hotel

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au