King George Square is a public square, located between Adelaide Street and Ann Street (and between two sections of Albert Street), in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Brisbane City Hall is the seat of the City Council of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Public square and city square redirect here For Public Square Cleveland see Public Square and for City Square in Leeds see Leeds City Square. Adelaide Street runs parallel to Queen Street and Ann Street in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Ann Street runs parallel to Adelaide Street and is the northern-most street in the Brisbane CBD in Queensland, Australia. Albert Street, which was named after Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, runs between George Street and Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Adjacent to King George Square is Brisbane City Hall
Originally, Albert Street ran west from the Botanic Gardens as far as Ann Street and the original city markets. Brisbane City Hall is the seat of the City Council of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is located at Gardens Point on the south-east of the peninsula of the Brisbane River adjacent to the central business district A square was located between Ann Street and Adelaide street, south of Albert Street and was called Market Square. This became the site of the Brisbane City Hall (which was completed in 1930). Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City Hall was set back from Albert Street and this widened area of the street, and some land north of Albert Street, was renamed Albert Square in honour of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Following the death of King George V in 1936, the square was widened to include the area which had been Albert Street, and renamed King George Square in honour of the King. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The bronze Lion sculptures, which "guard" the King George Square entrance to the Brisbane City Hall, were initially on large sandstone plinths, as part of the George V memorial, which was unveiled in 1938, as a tribute to the King from the citizens of Brisbane. Bronze is any of a broad range of Copper alloys, usually with Tin as the main additive but sometimes with other elements such as Phosphorus The lion ( Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and one of four Big cats in the Genus Panthera. A memorial is an object which serves as a memory of something usually a person (who has died or an event Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Vehicular traffic, including a trolley-bus route, operated through the square until 1969, when the roadway was closed to traffic (a zebra crossing, on the roadway between Brisbane City Hall and King George Square, can be seen in one of the photos in the 'photo gallery'). A zebra crossing is a type of Pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world Buildings on the northern side of the square were acquired by the City Council and demolished and work commenced on the construction of the underground King George Square Car Park. At the time of the construction, the statues, including that of King George V and the brass lions, were relocated to their present positions in the square and, between the statues and King George Square, there is now a narrow laneway (replacing the former roadway) for the infrequent passage of Government vehicles (or work vehicles) to be driven to the front of the City Hall.
A round-shaped fountain, located in the centre of King George Square, was also demolished, and a rectangular-shaped fountain built. As a direct result of the current (2005–2007) drought, the water in the rectangular-shaped fountain has been temporarily replaced by a special "Watersense garden" with drought-resistant plants. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
There are statues of some famous Queenslanders in a special section of King George Square, which is called "Speakers' Corner". Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent The statues are of Steele Rudd (1868-1935), Emma Miller (1839-1917), and Sir Charles Lilley (1830-1897). Steele Rudd was the Pseudonym of Arthur Hoey Davis ( 14 November 1868 – 11 October 1935) an Australian author Emma Miller ( June 26, 1839 - January 22, 1917) was a pioneer Trade union organiser Suffragist, and founder of the Sir Charles Lilley ( 27 August 1827 &ndash 20 August 1897) was a Premier and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Bronze sculptures from the Expo '88 site have also been incorporated into the square's design. Expo '88, officially known as 'World Expo 88' was a World's Fair held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia during a six month period between
During the next two years, the lower two levels of the King George Square Car Park will be converted into the King George Square Busway Station. King George Square Busway Station in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is a busway station underneath King George Square, on the In conjunction with the establishment of the King George Square Busway Station, King George Square is once again being redeveloped. A design competition was held for the Square's redevelopment .
American servicemen during World War II — and photos of the round fountain
United States servicemen march past Brisbane City Hall, circa 1943. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Brisbane City Hall is the seat of the City Council of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Source: Brisbane City Council)
King George Square, with the zebra crossing and road, and round fountain which was subsequently demolished
Round fountain at King George Square, which has been demolished
The rectangular fountain: filled with water — and where water has been replaced by drought-resistant plants
Brisbane City Hall and the rectangular-shaped fountain (with water)
Brisbane City Hall and the rectangular-shaped fountain (where the water has been replaced by the "Watersense" garden)
The "Watersense" sign at the "Watersense" garden in King George Square
King George Square sculptures
King George V Statue and plinth
Statue of King George V at Brisbane City Hall
King George V Statue and brass lion sculpture
Australian statue and brass lion sculpture
Petrie Tableaux sculpture in front of Brisbane City Hall
To see photographs of Albert Square, which pre-date King George Square in its present form, see photos  and . Brisbane City Council is the governing council for Brisbane, which is the capital of Queensland, Australia. A zebra crossing is a type of Pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply Steele Rudd was the Pseudonym of Arthur Hoey Davis ( 14 November 1868 – 11 October 1935) an Australian author Emma Miller ( June 26, 1839 - January 22, 1917) was a pioneer Trade union organiser Suffragist, and founder of the Sir Charles Lilley ( 27 August 1827 &ndash 20 August 1897) was a Premier and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland The National flag of France (known in French as drapeau tricolore, drapeau français,and in military parlance les couleurs
When Albert Square was redeveloped into King George Square, the fountain at Albert Square was relocated to Wynnum