Old Toowoomba Post Office

SeanBuckley

East Toowoomba, Australia

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This was Toowoomba’s second post office, built in 1877 to replace a much smaller one on the south-west corner of Ruthven and Russell Streets. Like its neighbour, the Court House, it was designed by the Government Architect, Mr Stanley, and built by John Garget. The stone used was the beautiful rich creamy white sandstone quarried at Murphy’s Creek. In its early days, the post office was responsible for mail only and telegraph services were added with the arrival of the telephone a century ago. The council requested the clock tower be set at the front of the building so citizens had a good view of the clock.

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