The former South Brisbane Municipal Chambers building is affectionately known by the Somerville House community as the Old Town Hall as it sits across the road from the site where the old South Brisbane Town Hall originally stood. This building was purchased by Somerville House in 1999 and beautifully refurbished and opened in 2006 to become the home of the Somerville House Foundation and the Somerville House Development Office. The School’s registrar is also housed in this building.
Apart from the office space in this building, the Old Town Hall features a board room, dining room, two kitchens and an elegant presentation room which resembles a small ballroom known as the Chamber Room. Stained glass featuring the initials of SBMC still remain in the Chamber Room to remind all who use this space of the building’s original name and purpose. This room is used as a venue for student concerts and presentations, professional development for staff, and as a social space for our Old Girls and parents.
The Old Town Hall is located on the corner of Graham Street and Vulture Street and can be seen from a distance from any direction due to its distinct clock tower.