Great Western Hotel (Bridge Street)

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Great Western Hotel
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Town Ballarat
Street Bridge Street
Known dates 1861

The Great Western Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1861>.

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The hotel was in Bridge Street, Ballarat.[1]

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History[edit | edit source]

The hotel was one of sixty buildings damaged or destroyed in a fire in January 1861. Following the fire, the newspaper reported on the rebuilding of the area and mentioned the hotel:

The many handsome one and two storied buildings in Bridge Street, on sites where fires have raged, and where they have not raged, we have noticed on previous occasions; but we may again mention, without being disagreeably invidious, the ornamental places of business belonging to Messrs Baird & Co., decorators ; Messrs Wittkowski Brothers tobacconists; Messrs Draper and Tabel, upholsterers and furniture dealers; Mr Dunk, British Queen Hotel; Messrs R. B. Gibbs, Great Western Hotel; Mr Levinson, jeweller, and Mr Steinfeld, furniture dealer. The rather long list of substantial erections we have thus noticed as sprung up, or springing up, along this old thoroughfare, proves, we think, the proposition with which we started, that Ballarat East has already beaten the fabulous phoenix; and perhaps we should not be hazarding too much if we were to say "the men of the East" are ready to beat it again. We only hope, however, that they may never have the opportunity, a hope in which, doubtless, our readers will heartily join.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ballarat Star, 20 August 1861.

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