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West Terrace : Elephant and Castle Hotel
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Date of creation : 1971
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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West Terrace, East Side. Elephant Castle Hotel, 20th August 1971, Hotel frontage is 17 1/3 yards

Elephant and Castle Hotel, taken 20th August 1971. The hotel is on the east Side ofWest Terrace, corner of Gilbert Street and has a frontage is 17 1/3 yards. This photograph is prior to the changes made in the 1970s when fake brick cladding was added and the balconies were removed.

The Elephant and Castle first existed in 1849 slightly north of its present position on the corner of West Terrace and Gilbert Street. It was rebuilt in 1879, to the design by Thomas English in 1878.Built on one of the highest points in the city, the Elephant and Castle was one of the few hotels whose cellar was not affected by a flash flood which hit Adelaide in 1924. The hotel is one of the few in Adelaide with an imaginative name. Unfortunately the 'elephant and castle' window was lost during over-enthusiastic renovations.
Related names :

Elephant and Castle Hotel (West Terrace, Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1971
Period : 1946-1979
Place : West Terrace (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

The Adelaide pub, 1837-1900 Adelaide: South Australian Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Building, 1968

Newnham, W. H. Old Adelaide hotels sketchbook Adelaide: Rigby, 1971

Hoad, J. L Hotels and publicans in South Australia 1836-1984 Adelaide: Australian Hotels Association (South Australian Branch): Gould Books, 1986

McLellan, J. Adelaide's early inns and taverns: incidents in the early settlement of a country worth fighting for Adelaide, [S. Aust.]: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1941

Jensen, Elfrida Colonial architecture in South Australia: a definitive chronicle of development 1836-1890 and the social history of the times Adelaide: Rigby, 1980



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