Stock Exchange Building and Arcade - Charters Towers
Discover a grand 1880s building where fortunes were made and lost when visiting Charters Towers.
A rare example of an arcade in Queensland, with architecture adapted to the stifling summer climate, the Stock Exchange Arcade – Charters Towers is indicative of the rise and fall of fortune on a nineteenth-century goldfield.
Discover features like the tessellated floor in the central hallway, the daily ‘calling of the card’ and the aspirational architecture that symbolised the wealth of the region during the nineteenth century.
The stockbroker's offices have been converted into shops where you can experience the unique setting and gain an interesting insight into the building's history. Explore the Don Roderick Gallery while enjoying the building's magnificent architecture. With so many things to do in Charters Towers, there is something for everyone.
Open during normal business hours, entry to the Stock Exchange Arcade is free to the public, though donations to assist in maintenance and conservation efforts are always welcome.