Thursday, May 7, 2009
The Royal Hotel
Originally located on the corner of Auburn Road and Queen Street. the Royal Hotel was purchased by Tooth & Company in May 1939 and rebuilt to a design by Sidney Warden. On completion of rebuilding in December 1940 the hotel was a two storeyed brick stucture, roofed partly with tiles and partly with flat concrete blocks and had a fully tiled ground floor exterior. The architectural style is known as P. & O. Ship Style because of its similarities to ocean liner forms.
The Royal Hotel demolished
The hotel was sold in October 1983 and was demolished in 1985 by Auburn Council to make way for a pedestrian plaza.
A Photograph of the Royal hotel can be found at the Powerhouse museum.