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Mackay Regional Council is committed to preserving the heritage and character of our city.The Art Deco style was not limited to a particular type of buildings, it was used for picture theatres, shops and hotels. Mackay’s architecture is unusual when compared with that of other cities in Queensland. Although settled in the 1860s, the majority of buildings in the city centre were designed and constructed within the first three decades of the 20th Century thus making Mackay has the best collection of art deco buildings in Queensland.The two most prominent architects in Mackay were Harold V.M. Brown and Edwin R. Orchard. Brown designed 13 buildings in the city centre between 1930 and 1940, including: the Pioneer Shire Council Office (1935); Chaseley House (1937); Friendly Societies Dispensary (1930); Black’s Building (1935); Imperial Hotel (1940-1942); Holy Trinity Parish Hall (1938); Belmore Arms (1939); Hotel Mackay (1939) and the Prince of Wales Hotel (1940).Builder William Guthrie esta...