1861 Plan of Villa Allotments - 160 years ago today


Today, 160 years ago, on Monday, 4th February 1861, the Villa Allotments in Fortitude Valley was available for sale by auction.

Plan of Villa Allotments Map

1861 Plan of Villa Allotments - Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The Plan of Villa Allotments was advertised in the local papers on the days leading up to the sale. 

Newspaper Advertisement

The Plan of Villa Allotments covers the following streets:

  • Ann Street (map shows as Road to Fortitude Valley and Sandgate)
  • Street (map shows as Road to the Race Course)
  • Boundary Street
  • Lower Bowen Terrace (map shows as Bowen Terrace)
  • Ivory Street
  • McLachlan Street
  • Martin Street
  • Harrison Lane
  • Malt Street
  • Harcourt Street
  • Kent Street
  • Bowen Street
  • Moray Street

Google map showing the present day location of the Villa Allotments

Check out the 1946 Aerial view of the Villa Allotments.

1946 Aerial Photo of the Villa Allotments

1946 Aerial Photo of the Villa Allotments


More Fortitude Valley information available

Newspaper Advertisement

The Moreton Bay Courier - Page 4 - Saturday, 2 February 1861

Monday, 4th February 1861
For Sale by Auction
by Robert Davidson
Important Sale of Building Sites suitable for First Class Villa Residences, Municipality of Brisbane.
Lot No of Portion Area
(A. R. P.)
Description
1 1 of 9 1 0 24

Has 132 feet frontage
to Bowen Terrace, and the same to the Race Course Road
and City - a magnificent site.

2 2 of 9 1 0 24 A similar site
3 3 of 9 1 1 7 do.
4 4 of 10 1 0 7 do.
5 5 of 10 1 0 24 do.
6 6 of 10 0 3 12 Frontage to Bowen Terrace
and Race Course Road.
7 7 of 10 0 3 12 A similar portion.
8 8 of 10 0 2 33 Has frontage to the
Brisbane River.
The makings of a
picturesque dwelling.
9 9 of 10 0 2 39 A similar portion.
10 1 of 7 0 1 32 On the Race Course Road.
11 2 of 7 0 1 32 do.
12 3 of 7 0 1 32 do.
13 4 of 7 0 1 32 do.
14 5 of 7 0 1 32 A fine site.
15 6 of 7 0 1 32 do.
16 7 of 7 0 1 32 do.
17 8 of 7 0 1 32 do.
18 9 of 7a 0 2 28 A very eligible portion having double frontage and equal to River frontage - view from the top of this is unequalled.
19 10 of 7a 0 2 8 do.
20 11 of 7a 0 2 4 A similar potion.
21 12 of 7a 0 2 0 do.

The bringing of this property into the market, and placing it for competition before an enlightened public, is preferred by the owner to yielding to the demands made for the purchase of portions of it, thus no favor is shown, and an opportunity is now afforded, and it must be remembered that such opportunities rarely occur, but that such

AN ONE AS THIS CAN NEVER COME AGAIN,

for those who desire it, of possessing themselves of property in the Metropolis of Queensland, (there is no doubt - THAT NOW, and there never was, in properly balanced minds) as to be worth expending a small fortune upon, in the creation of an Ancestral Domain, or Park, or Lodge, to be handed down from one generation to another, as something worth inheriting.

Lands of questionable character for position, may have their small advantages aggravated, so as to conceal their defects, but in this case such an attempt would be a burlesque. Let any one with a plan in his head (and the Auctioneer or Surveyor will supply one gratis to any intending purchaser), go over the Lots, and if, after that, he can find the equal to this Property in or about the place, let him buy it, if he can. Now look at the advantages here, without "Piling it up," as our American friends call it:-

Splendid Property - Reasonable Prices - Most Easy Terms - Title Unexceptionable - There is nothing left to desire.

Terms - 25 per cent, on fall of the hammer; remainder at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months; bills bearing interest, 6 per cent.


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