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MIFQ and Victoria Park Golf Club House

In 2013, MIFQ's Brisbane office moved into the former Victoria Golf Course Club House located on the corner of Herston Road and Gilchrist Avenue, Herston. Built by C.E. Fenwick in 1931, the two-storey Tuscan colonial-styled building has always been a much loved and historically recognised Brisbane icon.

Occupied by the Victoria Golf Course Club for more than 40 years, the building is remembered as a popular venue during the inter-war period when its dance floor became the forefront of the city’s social scene. After the Golf Club’s change of premises in 1975, the structure was painted pink and appropriately dubbed ‘the Pink Palace’ when it transformed into a disco venue until the 1980’s. Following this era, the building remained vacant for many years and consequently became run-down.

The acquisition and refurbishment of this building took considerable time. It was with thanks to Brisbane City Council, private donors and other funds, that MIFQ was able to fund the $2M restoration project. Throughout the restoration project, BVN Architects and AJ Grant Group made a commendable effort at restoring the building back to its former glory. 

Here is a history of one of Brisbane's iconic buildings.

 

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