Commercial Hotel (Sebastopol)

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Commercial Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Albert Street
Closed 1908
Known dates 1881-1908

The Commercial Hotel was a hotel in Sebastopol, Victoria, <1881-1908.

Background[edit | edit source]

Site[edit | edit source]

The hotel was in Albert Street, Sebastopol.[1] (Corner of Victoria Street?)

History[edit | edit source]

In May 1908 the hotel was included on a list of 47 hotels to be delicensed by the License Reduction Board.[2]

In September 1908 the License Reduction Board held a hearing to determine the amount of compensation:

COMMERCIAL HOTEL, SEBASTOPOL. Mr Hamilton appeared for the owner, Jane Rowlands, and Mr J. B. Pearson, for the licensee, Mary O'Brien. Frank Besemeres said the hotel was situate in Albert street, Sebastopol. It contained six roms, kitchen and bathroom. The property was in fair repair, the rent 25s a week, and the capital value £700. Delicensed he would value the property at £150, of which £25 would be for land. As a dwelling he did not think the property would let. Jane Rowlands also gave evidence as owner. On behalf of the licensee, David Patterson, accountant, gave evidence. The decision was reserved.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1908 'COMMERCIAL HOTEL, SEBASTOPOL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 22 September, p. 4. , viewed 12 Sep 2021,
  2. 1908 'BALLARAT HOTELS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 19 May, p. 3. , viewed 12 May 2016,
  3. 1881 'THE ANNUAL LICENSING MEETINGS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 December, p. 3. , viewed 10 Jun 2019,
  4. 1888 'No title', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 17 February, p. 2. , viewed 04 Jun 2017,

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