Walking Tours
23/04/2024
4:30 - 7:00pm
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Join us on this historic guided walk along Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, leading our way from the Old Windmill Tower to The Inchcolm Hotel. Your tour guide, Ian Tomlinson from Brisbane Open House, will take you on a journey tracking down Wickham Terrace, exploring the incredible early and modern history of this terrace.

Get an insight into the history of the Old Windmill and Reservoirs. Take in the city views from the top of Jacob’s Ladder and King Edward Park. Your tour leader will then take you through the history of the WW2 Air Raid Shelters and speak to Craigston, Holy Spirit Hospital, Lauriston, Ballow Chambers, 109-113, 101 and 97 Wickham Terrace. Arriving at the corner of Wickham and Edward Streets, you will discover more about Wickham Terrace Car park, City Tabernacle and United Services Lodge, before the short walk to our final destination, The Inchcolm by Ovolo.

Once we arrive at our destination, we will enjoy a short tour of the hotel including its original elevator built by the Otis Elevator Company in New York in 1928, while uncovering the Inchcolm’s affinity with the martini, before sitting back and enjoying a tipple with canapes.


TUESDAY 23rd APRIL 2024

TOUR STARTS @ 4:30PM

  • Meeting point – Old windmill Tower, 226 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
  • Guided Tour with Ian Tomlinson, Brisbane Open House
  • Arrive at Inchcolm Hotel, 73 Wickham Terrace, 6:00pm
  • Tour concludes 7:00pm

Max 20 participants. Strictly limited capacity.


Itinerary:

  • Old Windmill & Reservoirs
  • Top of Jacobs Ladder, King Edward Park
  • Wickham Park – Bus / WW2 Air Raid Shelters
  • Craigston, Holy Spirit Hospital, Wickham Terrace, Lauriston, Ballow Chambers, 109-113, 101 and 97 Wickham Terrace
  • Wickham Terrace: Wickham Terrace Car Park, City Tabernacle and United Services Lodge
  • Arrive at destination – Inchcolm Ovolo Hotel & Brisbane clinic

About The Inchcolm by Ovolo

The site dates back to the 1880s as a private residence before it was developed in the 1920s into a prestigious medical practice by Dr. John Thomson, an accomplished medical physician, scientist, astrologist, psychologist, pioneering photographer, and importantly, a man about town. It was then transformed into a hotel in 1998 and joined the Ovolo Group in 2017. The hotel continues to honour the heritage of the building, with the terrazzo’s eclectic Art Deco styling retained, and the building’s neo-Georgian inspired façade.

Enjoy a short tour of the hotel including its original elevator built by the Otis Elevator Company in New York in 1928, while uncovering the Inchcolm’s affinity with the martini, before sitting back and enjoying our favourite tipple with canapes.


See our cancellation policy.


Have questions? Contact us please.

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


 

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