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“Interesting architecture in this outback town”

Stock Exchange Arcade
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built to a design by Mark Cooper Day as the Royal Arcade, the Charters Towers Stock Exchange operated here from 1890 until 1916. The building houses many local Charters Towers businesses and the National Trust of Queensland Don Roderick Art Gallery. A rare example of an arcade in Queensland, one with architecture adapted to climate and well-liked for its scale and barrel-vault entrance, the Stock Exchange Arcade is indicative of the rise and fall of fortune on the nineteenth century goldfield.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had tea with sandwiches prepared by Henry's (I think) in the courtyard area. Nice gift shop. There's a free museum.

Thank bwimpyow
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The building is wonderfully preserved and shows architecture at the height of the gold rush. Has a number of village style shops and a blacksmiths room with historic memorabilia. The glass covering looks stunning from any direction. Make sure you stay to see the calling of the cards which occurs several times a day.

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

At the top of town is this beautiful building which has so much history, well worth a wander through. and its free, there used to be lots of shops, but sadly most are empty now.

Thank andromedainfusion
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A good example of the sort of building that can be erected in a community were gold has been found. It makes a statement. People in this town should be commended for maintaining the building.

1  Thank sydfire
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Home to a cafe, book shop, gift shop and other businesses, the old Charters Towers Stock Exchange Building is a fantastic example of gold rush era architecture. Beautifully renovated, it looks almost brand new. A great stop for the history buffs, or anyone in search of a quiet place to contemplate a good book, over a good coffee.

2  Thank RamblingTales
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