Boogie Shack/Owen Ray's/Chandler House

The history and final demise of the Chandler house building. Destroyed by fire the night of the 20th May 2011
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Chandler House is a building linked to John Anderson, who operated several grocery stores in Toowoomba before his death in September 1925. According to the Post Office Directory of 1903 he had a store in this building. It was associated for many years with previous occupant Owen Ray’s International Music store until a fire in 2011.

Chandler House is a building linked to John Anderson, who operated several grocery stores in Toowoomba before his death in September 1925. According to the Post Office Directory of 1903 he had a store in this building. It was associated for many years with previous occupant Owen Ray’s International Music store until a fire in 2011.

Toowoomba's Chandlers store. Ruthven St. CDs records , and commodore 64 Games , I remember the tall very well spoken middle aged guy with a moustache, he was a great guy to buy stuff off. In 86-87'. Closed in 1997.

CDs records , and commodore 64 Games , I remember the tall very well spoken middle aged guy with a moustache, he was a great guy to buy stuff off. In Closed in

September 2008.

September 2008.

L to R: Len Richardson, Roger Hill, Denis Hutchinson (dec), Owen Ray. Taken 1968

L to R: Len Richardson, Roger Hill, Denis Hutchinson (dec), Owen Ray. Taken 1968

L to R: Owen Ray, Len Richardson, Denis Hutchinson (dec.) and Barry Bernoth. Taken 1966

L to R: Owen Ray, Len Richardson, Denis Hutchinson (dec.) and Barry Bernoth. Taken 1966

Police lines keeping people away from the burnt out building

Fire razes Toowoomba building

A fire has destroyed a building in Toowoomba on southern Queensland's Darling Downs that has housed valuable musical instruments.

Owen founded Royce Music House in the late '60's and the International Music in Toowoomba from 1992 – 2011

Owen founded Royce Music House in the late and the International Music in Toowoomba from 1992 – 2011

Toowoomba's Mr Music, Owen Ray at his store International Music.

Toowoomba's Mr Music, Owen Ray at his store International Music.

The Booths

The Booths

Lynette

Lynette

Chandler House

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