Ann Street, Brisbane

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Ann Street
Queensland
view of Ann Street in sunshine with a few travelling cars, parked cars in front of Central railway station
Ann Street, Central Station on the right
Coordinates 27°27′39″S 153°01′58″E / 27.4608°S 153.0327°E / -27.4608; 153.0327Coordinates: 27°27′39″S 153°01′58″E / 27.4608°S 153.0327°E / -27.4608; 153.0327
General information
Type Street
Location Brisbane
Length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Major junctions
Southwest end Riverside Expressway
 
Northeast end Montpelier Road / Skyring Terrace
Location(s)
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
Major suburbs
Restrictions
General One-way traffic NE–SW (city-bound)

Ann Street runs parallel to Adelaide Street and is the northern-most street in the Brisbane CBD in Queensland, Australia. It is a major thoroughfare, linking as a four-lane one-way street the suburb of Fortitude Valley in the northeast with the Riverside Expressway in the southwest; house numbers run the opposite direction.

Parks and buildings along Ann Street include the State Law Building, Central Railway Station, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, King George Central, and also ANZAC Square and the Shrine of Remembrance (both of which commemorate Australia's and New Zealand's war dead). The now demolished Canberra Hotel (1929–1987) was located on the corner of Ann and Edward Streets.

Each year, on ANZAC Day (25 April), a dawn memorial service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance, with wreaths being laid around the eternal flame in memory of those who died in conflict.[1] There is also a memorial service held each year on Armistice Day (11 November) and wreaths are again laid at the eternal flame. The shrine was dedicated on Armistice Day in 1930.

King George Square busway station has entrances from King George Square and is accessible from Ann Street.

Ann Street is home to several historic Brisbane churches including St John's Cathedral, Ann Street Church of Christ and St Andrew's Uniting Church. Access to some facilities of All Saints Anglican Church is from Ann Street.

Major intersections[edit]

Heritage listings[edit]

Air raid shelters on Ann Street, 1942;
the Masonic Temple, Shell House, St Andrew's Uniting Church, and the tower of City Hall on the left
Apothecaries Hall, 690 Ann Street

Ann Street has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photograph of soldiers at the Shrine of Remembrance during the dawn service on ANZAC Day
  2. ^ "Ann Street Presbyterian Church (entry 600071)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brisbane School of Arts (entry 600072)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Queensland Government Offices (Anzac Square Building) (entry 600059)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Central Railway Station (entry 600073)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Shell House (former)", Brisbane Heritage Register
  7. ^ "CPS Credit Society Centre, 301–311 Ann St, Brisbane City, QLD, Australia", Register of the National Estate
  8. ^ "Masonic Temple (entry 600074)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Former RS Exton and Co Building (Part) (entry 601142)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "St Martin's House (entry 600075)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "St Johns Cathedral (entry 600076)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Church House (entry 600077)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Deanery (entry 600078)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Webber House (entry 600079)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Credit Union Australia Building (entry 600080)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "All Hallows Convent and School (entry 600200)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Apothecaries Hall (former)". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Fortitude Valley Post Office (former) (entry 600198)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "St Andrews Uniting Church (entry 600086)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "People's Palace (entry 600096)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Orient Hotel (entry 602122)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Centenary Place (entry 602442)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

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