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Palace Hotel

Page history last edited by Andrew F 12 years ago

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Built/licensed: 1889

Location: 893 Burke Road, Camberwell.

Delicensed: N/A

Status of building: Existing hotel

Heritage Reviews / Conservation studies: City of Boroondara - Thematic Environmental History (March 2012) pp. 99, 107, 109, 219

City of Boroondara - Hawthorn Heritage Study (1992) p. 54

National Trust Register: B7266

MMBW Maps: Plan 57, 1902; Detail plan 1549, 1903.

 

Comments: Designed by M. W. Woolf, this hotel cost 7000 pounts to build, containing 43 rooms including thirty bedrooms. It was opened by the Lord Mayor of Hawthorn on the 30th of July, 1888. It was located strategically by the railway gates of Camberwell railway station, which was built in 1882.

 

Burke Road, c1890, looking north from Prospect Hill Road, toward Palace Hotel. 
Palace Hotel c.2011 (Image: Google Maps) 

 

In 1889, the Minister for Customs, J. B. Patterson, presided at the inaugural meeting of the Camberwell Bowling and Tennis Club.

 

Licensees:

1890/91 - Josephine Ann Dickens

1896 - A Dickens

1902 - George Humberstone

1902 - Albert Joseph Edwin McCracken

1907 - Ellen Barrows

1926 - Ernest White

1928 - David Stanley

1939-44 - Hilda F. Tuomy

 

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