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Proposed rebuilding of the Stag Inn at corner of Rundle St. and East Tce
Title : Proposed rebuilding of the Stag Inn at corner of Rundle St. and East Tce Proposed rebuilding of the Stag Inn at corner of Rundle St. and East Tce
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Source : Jackman Gooden Architects, BRG 238/1/39
Date of creation : ca. 1902
Format : Architectural drawing
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

The Stag Hotel has enjoyed an unbroken existence on the corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace since its inception in 1849. The original building was demolished in 1902 and this Garlick and Jackman design was built on the site in 1903.

Marsden et al (1990, p 151) suggest that the design of the building is unusual with dormer windows breaking the parapet line. The building also features cast iron balustrading typical of the time.

The makings of the East End Market were created in the yard of the Stag, which included a weigh bridge, stockyards and stables. It ceased to be a trading centre when the Adelaide Fruit and Produce Exchange was built in 1904, but the hotel remained popular with traders and growers until the markets ceased operating in Rundle Street in 1986. The Stag today remains a popular meeting place catering for city workers and residents and Friday and Saturday night revelers.

The Stag is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

Related names :

Stag Inn (Adelaide, S. Aust)

Hotels -- Soth Australia -- Adelaide -- Designs and plans

Coverage year : 1902
Period : 1884-1913
Place : Adelaide
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

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

Marsden, Susan et al., Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Hoad, J. L. Hotels and publicans in South Australia 1836 - March 1993 [McLaren Vale, S. Aust.: C.R. Hoad], 1999

McLellan, J. Adelaide's early inns and taverns, Adelaide, [S. Aust.]: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1941.

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