"MONTPELIER"
LATER THE UNITED SERVICE CLUB
WICKHAM TERRACE, BRISBANE, QLD
USED DURING WWII

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"Montpelier" in Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, was leased by Ms Molly Sheehan in 1940 for use as an almost exclusive gentlemen's Boarding House.

 


State Library of Queensland - Negative number: 54026

United Service Club decorated in 1954 for the Royal Visit

 

"Montpelier" was commandeered by the US military during WWII as accommodation for American Officers. Molly Sheehan remained as manager at "Montpelier" during the time of the American occupation of the building. Colonel Johnston, the personal physician to General Douglas MacArthur, lived in Montpelier" for a number of years while MacArthur was based in the AMP building.

The brick building had been built in 1910. The building was later purchased by the United Service Club in November 1946 and the Club moved into the premises in 1947. 

 

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