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Design for proposed additions and alterations to the Rob Roy Hotel, Halifax Street
Title : Design for proposed additions and alterations to the Rob Roy Hotel, Halifax Street Design for proposed additions and alterations to the Rob Roy Hotel, Halifax Street
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Source : Jackman Gooden Architects, BRG 238/1/178
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Architectural drawing
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
The Rob Roy Hotel consists of two separate buildings - one of whitewashed brick which dates from before 1853 and the other which was built in 1881 to the design of English and Soward, constructed from local sandstone, with a balcony and cast iron balustrade. The architectural drawing is of this building.

The Rob Roy was first licensed in 1840 and has been trading continuously to the present day which makes it significant as one of Adelaide's oldest trading pubs. It is also quite unusual for the older whitewashed brick building to have survived, particularly given the 1881 redevelopment when it was customary to totally redevelop a site. Only a handful of buildings from the first two decades of the colony exist. Comparable examples of early Adelaide pubs include the Queen's Head in Kermode Street, Prince Albert Hotel in Wright Street and the former Beresford Arms in Gilles Street.

Related names :

Rob Roy Hotel (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Hotels -- South Australia -- Adelaide -- Designs and plans

Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Adelaide
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Marsden, Susan, Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

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

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

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