QLD Health puts 122-yr-old Queenslander up for sale

first_imgThis heritage property called Linwood at 75 Shakespeare Street, Coorparoo, has been listed for sale by tender closing 5pm September 23,A 123-year-old Queenslander currently owned by the state government has been listed for sale – and its history is a richlist snapshot of young Brisbane.The historic home known as Linwood was built circa 1898, just under 40 years after Queensland became a separate colony from New South Wales.MORE: Nuns sell Brisbane laundry for $27mGrand renovation for 100-year-old QueenslanderLockdown sparks renovation surgeClassic features remain at Linwood despite the passing of years.It was owned by just two families before it was transferred to the crown in 1975 before it was listed under Queensland Health for the past 14 years.Just under a decade ago, Linwood was cited for heritage listing, when a Brisbane City Council citation described as having local significance “as one of the fine homes built by affluent local residents on the elevated areas of Coorparoo in the late nineteenth century”.It was described as “a fine example of a substantial 1880s timber house” with “elegance and symmetry” in its design incorporating double front bays, an interesting roof form and decorative Victorian era detailing.The vast home embraces wood features.The citation said the home was built circa 1898 for William “Bill” Lahey Nicklin and his wife, Georgia Nicklin. The Federation Queenslander was built on a substantial block of land which had been gifted to Mrs Nicklin after marriage by her father – former Brisbane mayor James Hipwood. It was near the Hipwood’s own substantial family home ‘Surrey Hill’.“William Nicklin’s father, Reuben Nicklin, was a successful businessman who settled in Coorparoo with his family in the 1870s and William continued his father’s role as a prominent member of the local community.” Mr Nicklin’s mother was timber industry heiress Jane Lahey.Features such as the traditional fireplace are a rarity in Queensland.Coorparoo Shire was newly created with just 2500 residents when the home was built in 1898, the heritage citation said. “Its residents were a mix of farmers and wealthy politicians and businessmen who established fine homes, often situated on the higher parts of the suburb.”“The Nicklins were a prominent family in Coorparoo. Reuben Nicklin built two fine homes in Coorparoo in the 1880s – ‘Langlands’, now part of Villanova School and ‘Hatherton’ which became the Methodists’ Queen Alexandra Home for children. Reuben Nicklin’s grandson, Sir Francis Nicklin (William Lahey Nicklin’s nephew), was the Premier of Queensland from 1957 to 1968.”The vast veranda/sleep out has been enclosed but offers tonnes of potential.According to the heritage document, the Nicklins added four adjacent allotments to their landholding in 1904 to give Linwood an acre of space on the corner of Shakespeare Street and Rees Avenue. Then when Mrs Nicklin died in 1925, the property transferred to her husband whose community efforts had included helping push to set up the Coorparoo Bowls Club in the 1920s.It was subdivided in half after his death in 1956, according to the BCC document, when the house was bought by Esmonde and Mary Rylands who relocated it closer to Shakespeare Street.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoBen Smith of Place Woolloongabba listed 75 Shakespeare Street, Coorparoo, for sale by tender, describing it as a “once in a generation heritage estate”.“Beautifully preserved original features, including 12-foot ceilings with ornate roses, archways, rich hardwood floors and timberwork, bay windows, as well as an opulent marble fireplace create timeless grandeur.”He said renovations of yesteryears “shaped a floorplan that lends itself to an array of residential (subject to council approval) or commercial options”.The property is zoned for ‘Community Facilities (Health Care Purposes)’, has ramp access and secure lower parking.“Either way, this is a rare opportunity to own a large slice of Brisbane’s history,” he said.The seven-bedroom Linwood is listed for sale by tender closing 5pm September [email protected] / @SophieFosterMORE REAL ESTATE NEWSThe property is in Coorparoo, one of the hottest suburbs for buyers wanting to be close to the Brisbane CBD in recent years.last_img read more

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Two men arrested in hit and run case following cross-border chase

first_imgTwo men have been arrested following two hit and run incidents in Derry.PSNI and Gardaí in Donegal were involved in a cross-border chase in a bid to halt a Volkswagen Golf which was being driven dangerously throughout the city on Wednesday.The car was initially involved in a hit and run collision on the Temple Road, Strathfoyle. Police received a number of calls about the manner in which the vehicle was being driven before it was detected again. The car was seen speeding through the city, ignoring checkpoints and at one point it took the wrong side of a roundabout.Gardaí in Donegal were alerted to the incident and moved towards the border to assist the chase. They soon located the vehicle and managed to chase it back into Derry.A second hit and run was then reported on the Groarty Road, where the Golf hit another vehicle and narrowly avoided striking a pedestrian.Police led a chase on foot after the vehicle was abandoned and the occupants attempted to run. Two men have been apprehended remanded in custody for multiple offences. An appeal has been launched to find the driver of the car that was struck on Groarty Road and also the pedestrian that avoided the suspect’s vehicle. Police are eager to speak with the people involved in the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSNI Foyle.Two men arrested in hit and run case following cross-border chase was last modified: April 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cross-BorderDerryGardaihit and runPSNIlast_img read more

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Ferndale scores 11 in first to cruise to NCS first-round win over Calistoga

first_imgFerndale >> In Wednesday’s North Coast Section Division VI first-round playoff game between visiting Calistoga High School and Ferndale the only similarity the two teams shared was their name.Featuring a roster filled with seniors that have made multiple playoff runs, fifth-seeded Ferndale Wildcats scored early and often en route to a 22-3 five-inning victory over the 12th-seeded Calistoga Wildcats, a much younger team with fewer playoff appearances.“It’s always important to have a little bit …last_img

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Setting Roof Trusses at the Potwine Passivhaus

first_imgUsing the Lull forklift to raise the SIP wallsWith the ground dried up, Don was able to maneuver the Lull forklift through the mud, allowing him to raise the SIPs on the east and west sides. The SIPs are considerably bigger and heavier than those on the north and south sides. It would have been difficult to lift them by hand, so we really lucked out. April 13, 2014: Starting to look like a houseThe walls are in place and the roof trusses are up. Don and crew are now working on the roof Zip sheathing. The project is starting the come together and look like a house! The weather has been amazing — a big reason why so much got done this week. RELATED ARTICLES The Potwine Passivhaus in AmherstCold Weather Slows Progress at the Potwine PassivhausPlacing Concrete for a Passivhaus FoundationFraming Begins at the Potwine PassivhausAttaching SIPs to Structural 2×6 Studs At the roof eave, the Zip sheathing is placed face down. The tape runs along the underside of the sheathing and is dangling out, eventually to be taped to more Zip sheathing that will run under the roof truss. Lots of caulk went under the Zip sheathing – between the SIP and the Zip – presumably to allow the SIP to expand without lifting apart the critical Zip barrier. More tape will go on the other corner of the Zip sheathing where it meets the outer side of the SIP. Alexi Arango is an assistant professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where he and his students conduct research on next-generation photovoltaic cells. Arango teaches a joint physics/environmental studies course on renewable energy. Arango’s blog is called Potwine Passive House. As they set out to build a single-family Passivhaus on Potwine Lane in Amherst, Massachusetts, Alexi Arango and LeeAnn Kim asked themselves, “Is it possible to live without burning fossil fuels?” One measure of success would be meeting their goal of net-zero energy performance. This is the sixth blog in a series. Roof trusses have arrivedThe roof trusses were manufactured off site and delivered on Tuesday. The Lull forklift came in handy for getting these up on the roof. To help lift the panel onto the foundation ledge by hand, a little plastic handle came in handy. Details at the window frame and roof eaveZip sheathing at the window opening provides a moisture-resistive barrier and air barrier all in one panel. The edge of the sheathing is taped around the corner of the rough opening. The video shows the Lull forklift lifting the SIP, with a rope used to stabilize the SIP. Notice how the SIP starts to slip off the fork, and then the guys on the roof were able to pull it back into place, but not before having to walk out on the headers like acrobats. They are fearless. Keep in mind that there’s no floor under them – they are balancing on the header beams, and on one side there’s a two-story drop! Once the Lull forklift got the SIP most of the way up, the guys on the roof were able to pull it upright against the house. If you walk up to the rear bedroom window, you observe a reasonably wide-angle view, just not the whole wraparound view. Still, it would have been nice to have more windows on this side of the house — the north side — but I’m happy with how it turned out. Neighbor Jesse (an architect, coincidentally) remarked that sometimes it’s good to have to “work for the view.” Sliding these large panels over was difficult, so the Lull forklift was used to push them in place. For some reason, the panels on this side came out bowed, making it tough to get them to interlock. Using the forklift to push on the panel, the guys hammered furiously on the seam, gradually jostling the two panels together. The rest of the week was spent working on the roof, even with two extra guys for some of the time. A lot of work (and exciting acrobatics) went into getting this part of the roof together. Update on the views from the windows out backNow that the walls are up, I’m less concerned about the views out back. The walls do indeed obscure the most wonderful parts of the view, but now that you can’t see those parts, you don’t know they are missing. Instead, all you see is a subset of the view, but it looks charming regardless.last_img read more

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Yukon vows to improve life for inmates at Whitehorse jail following report

first_imgLuke SmithAPTN NewsThe Yukon government is vowing to improve life for inmates at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, following an independent report into conditions at the facility.An independent inspector released the report in May, after the government called for an investigation into the correctional facility.The government responded to the report’s 40 recommendations this week.APTN‘s Luke Smith has more.last_img

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PUBLIC WANTS LESS HOUSE MEMBERS FOR GOVERNOR SAYS REPORT

first_img More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again DR wants consulate office in TCI Related Items:Constitutional Review Committee, general elections, governor peter beckingham Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Dec 2014 – The governor should get less members appointed to the House of Assembly; the Premier should get more. It is just one of the many points raised by the general public during the constitutional review public meetings and reflected in the report. Currently the Governor of the territory gets two appointees and in the instance where a race is as tight as with the 2012 General Elections, this actually gives the governing side a disadvantage; as in the end the elected party would not have a majority in the House of Assembly. In Section 9 of the report it says this: “The effect of this is that although the P.N.P won the General Election of 2012 by a tally of eight (8) seats as against the seven (7) seats by the P.D.M, for all intents and purposes the PNP functions as a Minority Government.” The recommendation agrees that the Opposition Leader’s appointed member should remain at one. The Constitutional Review Committee’s 26 page report is available at MagneticMediaonTV.com. Jamaicans Urged To Follow Guidelines In Voting Process Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Update on Tropical Storm Nicole

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, October 11, 2016 – News Item on Tropical Storm Nicole issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast office section, at 6am Tuesday 11th October, 2016.  Nicole has not strengthened yet……At 5:oo a.m EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 27.1 degrees north and longitude 65.9 degrees west or about 365 miles south of Bermuda.Nicole is moving toward the north-northwest at 5 mpm.  This general motion should continue today.  A turn toward the north and an increase in forward speed is expected on Wednesday.Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 miles per hour (mph) with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Nicole is expected to become a hurricane later tonight or Wednesday. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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