Heritage registered homes could be demolished today

A DEMOLISHER could move into Highgate Hill early Monday morning and destroy two homes listed on Brisbane City Council's heritage register.

One of the two homes in Highgate Hill's Jones Street is Keddington Villa, which was built in 1882 and occupied in 1883.

Local historian Peter Marquis Kyle said the history of the curious U-shaped building warranted the home's protection.

"I have lived across the road from Keddington Villa since 1983," Mr Marquis Kyle said.

"I have watched its mango trees being cut down, the Bougainvillea poisoned, the slow deterioration of the building.

Read more at The Brisbane Times.


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