AIR RAID SHELTER
ON LUTWYCHE ROAD
WINDSOR, BRISBANE, QLD
USED DURING WW2

 

There were many Air Raid Shelters built around Brisbane during WW2. It is generally unknown by most Brisbane people that many of them are still partially standing and used as bus shelters or shade shelters in parks around Brisbane. Many people stand under them or drive past them not realising their original use during WW2.

 

 

Air Raid Shelter on Lutwyche Road near intersection with Truro Street

 

Air Raid Shelter on Lutwyche Road looking in the other direction

 

The Air Raid Shelter can be seen in the distance at the left of the
photograph. The Windsor School of Arts building is on the right.

 

The Brisbane City Council adopted an innovative design for its public air raid shelters such that after the war, the brick walls around them could be removed leaving a cantilevered roof concrete structure ideal for bus shelters or general shade.

 

Design of Brisbane City Council Air Raid Shelters

 

Air Raid Shelters in Brisbane

 

Can anyone tell me where there are more
of these structures still standing in Brisbane?

 

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