The distinctive house "Mon Abri" in Brighton road, Highgate Hill cost thousands of pounds to build in 1890 and still today is a landmark in the suburb.
Douglas Price was a popular but controversial Anglican priest early 20th century Brisbane. He became the spiritual leader of the "Modernist Society" but met a tragic early death.
In 1912 Tom Garrick established the now demolished Lyric Cinema in West End, and later the Rialto on Hardgrave Street. Both served the community in more roles than cinemas.