On this episode of Creating Queensland, Jessica Reynolds interviews Marianne Taylor, an Architectural Historian and founder of The House Detective, a company which investigates the history of Australian houses and who lived there.
1:48 Introduction of Marianne Taylor and her work as Architectural Historian at The House Detective.
2:39 On why people engage in The House Detective’s services.
3:30 On how The House Detective helps clients whose houses were established prior to
1911 legislation requirements.
5:16 Marianne discusses how she gives general and planning advice to those who have heritage
6:14 How long a project takes to finish and Marianne’s love for work.
7:15 How The House Detective started and Marianne’s background.
8:36 Marianne shares her discoveries on Brisbane and Queensland’s architectural planning and the
personal stories of the people.
9:52 Marianne shares her opinion of the impact of social changes on urban planning.
10:46 On how Marianne uses old and modern methods of researching and the resources she utilizes.
12:55 Some crazy and interesting stories from Marianne’s research.
14:46 Marianne shares her passion for post war houses and mid-century modern style homes.
17:25 Heritage home listings being protected by legislation.
18:30 Different perspectives on heritage homes.