Toowong’s historic Endrim House on Woodstock Road is in danger. Two years ago, the home was put to auction as a way to test the market. Now, residents are reacting to the passage of a proposal to turn it into a childcare centre.
Endrim House was built in 1905 using pieces of historical tram tracks. It was owned by Joseph Stallman Badger who came from the U.S. to Brisbane in 1896 to bring power to the city’s trams.
Mr Badger stayed there until he decided to return to the U.S. in 1923.
The house has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, built-in wardrobes, two garage spaces, and a pool in the garden. It is close to some of the best schools in the city.
In particular, the Toowong History Group has expressed their dismay over the proposal. They believe that the home should remain as it is, since it represents the suburb’s history.
Currently, the development application has been approved. This has caused an uproar among the residents, and they submitted an appeal to the Brisbane City Council. The council acknowledged the appeal last May. So far, there have been no updates yet on the council’s decision.