East Ipswich (Post Code: 4305)
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Property Management East Ipswich - Ipswich - Suburb Profile
East Ipswich, on the Brisbane
to Ipswich railway line, was originally named Limestone (1879).
In 1891 the railway station was named East Ipswich. Its historic thoroughfare, Chermside
Road, runs north from Limestone Hill and Ipswich Girl's Grammar School.
Predominantly a residential area, East Ipswich extends south from the Bremer
River to Brisbane Road; in the recent past it ran further south to Glebe
Road, but that part has been added to Newtown
Chermside Road, west of the railway station has a sports reserve and local shops.
The reserve has the Cribb and Foote memorial gates, marking the entry to land donated by that firm, the proprietors of Ipswich's leading department store.
The reserve is the headquarters for men's hockey, and also includes a playground funded from the sale of a war-memorial hall in Basin Pocket
Along Chermside Road there are several late nineteenth and early twentieth century houses, including a large timber dwelling at number 100 built for Albert Foote.
York Street, running east from Chermside Road, is a richer residential precinct, with Kyeewa (c1890), a grand sandstone dwelling on the highest site at 1 York Street.
It is listed on the state and Australian heritage registers.
Opposite is Merton, built in the 1870s.
Somewhat late in the suburb's history, East Ipswich primary school was opened in 1958.
Source: Queensland Places