Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Burdekin Hotel
Formerly known as The Light Brigade and The Ritz the Burdekin hotel is a well known landmark at the beginning of Oxfoed Street. The site, at 2-4 Oxford Street Darlinghurst, has historical significance because it has been occupied almost continuously by a hotel since the 1840s.
It is also significant because of its association with the prominent architectural firm of Rudder & Grout. They designed many Art Deco hotels around Sydney and the Burdekin is a good representative example of a Federation hotel with an interwar Art Deco style overlay.
Source City of Sydney Heritage Listings
Historical photographs from the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the ANU;
- Original hotel
- After alterations
- Public bar
- Ladies parlour
More Art Deco info can be found at DecoWorks Pty Ltd.