A biography of Walter Taylor, a builder and architect who pioneered the use of concrete blocks in domestic buildings - for example the Indooroopilly Toll Bridge. In 1899, his father Walter (senior) died in the Brisbane General Hospital, following an accident while building the engine sheds at Brisbane's Roma Street railway station. Despite being a busy contractor with many projects, the winding up of his father's estate over the following year revealed he was insolvent, leaving the family penniless. This experience had a profound effect on the young Walter.
Author: Davis, Noel