Gas Stripping Tower Davies Park

The Gas Stripping Tower is a landmark located at Davies Park, West End. It was constructed in 1912 in Yorkshire, United Kingdom and transported in sections to Brisbane. The tower removed tar and ammonia from raw coal gas and the ammonia liquor was sold. By 1949 other methods of removing impurities from gas where in place and the tower was no longer used.

Src: www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/west_end/history/

Taken during the Brisbanites Flickr Meet, August

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Comments

  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    ah! well researched.
  • cindytoo said:
    Thanks David. Can you walk up ladder.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    i think it doesn't reach the ground. locked section.
  • David de Groot said:
    Alas no, they've removed at least the last section. The stairs end about 12 feet off the ground. Would have been nice to be able to climb it, as the view down the river would be quite good from there.
  • Senex Prime said:
    It seems to me to wonderfully (and completely unnecessarily) ornate. Wonderful stuff!

    Historic Australia 1901-1945
  • David de Groot said:
    I guess that's the main difference between old architecture and today's architecture, nobody does "unnecessary" anymore :(