Holy Name Cathedral
Originally the site of Cathedral Place was owned by the Catholic church. A cathedral named “Holy Name Cathedral” was intended to be built there in the 1920’s by Archbishop James Duhig. Unfortunately, things did not go to plan and the construction was not realised.
There are quite a number of articles on the web about this history which makes interesting reading
- Wikipedia – Holy Name Cathedral, Brisbane
- Brisbane Times – Catholic cathedral exists in name only
- Your Brisbane: Past and Present – Holy Name Cathedral site
Devine Limited have removed the Cathedral Place profile on their website, however here is the the new Devine Limited website.
Fire of 2013
On 9th June 2013 Cathedral Place suffered a very severe fire. A very public event, many news articles are documented..
- Brisbane Times – Fire-ravaged Cathedral Place doesn’t meet standards: firies
- ABC News – Hundreds evacuated, several units destroyed by inner Brisbane apartment building blaze
- Courier Mail – Fire crews battled major blaze in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, where trapped people had to be rescued from building