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South Bank / West End / South Brisbane Peters Ice Cream Factory

42

Where

97 Boundary Street, West End

When

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY // 10am to 5pm Guided tours and general access

Architects

Original building: Eric Hawksley Boden

Year Built

1928: Peters Ice Cream Factory // 1929: Ice Cream Cone Warehouse

Image credit (above): Angus Martin

When Peters-Arctic Delicacy Co. opened its doors on Boundary Street in 1928, it set in motion nearly seven decades of employment that shaped the character of West End.

Designed by local architect Eric Hawksley Boden, the Ice Cream Factory building and plant cost approximately £100,000, and provided employment for hundreds of Queenslanders, including many Greek migrants settling in West End.

The factory produced a wide range of products including cakes, ice cream fruits, Neapolitan bricks, log rolls, Eskimo Pies, and puddings, and goods were dispatched as far afield as Cunnamulla and Quilpie.

In 1929 a second building was added to the factory site – a two-storey brick warehouse to store ice cream cones.

After the closure of the factory in 1996 the site was used for warehousing and office space, studios and various events.  During this time, the Ice Cream Factory fell into a state of disrepair, and suffered damage from a fire in 2013.

The Peters Ice Cream Factory buildings will be restored to their former glory and will be the centrepiece of the new West Village development by Sekisui House Australia.

During development, the Ice Cream Factory is the proud home of "The Bromley Room", a unique gallery and event space curated by West Village artist-in-residence David Bromley.  On the ground floor, a school of construction is preparing young Queenslanders for careers in our $13 billion construction industry.

Image credits (below): Darlia Loula Argyris (packing line), Eric Boden (1927 sketch of proposed building)

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Saturday Tour Times

Tours on the hour from 10am

Sunday Tour Times

Tours on the hour from 10am

Tour tip and other info

Free children’s art activities, live music, café. David Bromley live painting demonstration 11am.

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