Monday, October 26, 2009

The Kauri Foreshore Hotel

The Kauri Foreshore Hotel
The Kauri Foreshore Hotel is located at 2 Bridge Street, Glebe. Originally there was a two storey hotel known as the Grand Hotel on the site.

The name was changed in 1905 to the Kauri Hotel which may well have been a reflection of the timber handling activities which dominated the area.

The hotel was aquired by Tooth and company around 1929 and was rebuilt in 1939 to plans prepared by John M Hellyer and provides an example of the interwar Functionalist Style tempered with the popular Art Deco Style. Known as "A country pub in the city" the hotel has supported live music in one form or another for many years.

Facade detail

Kauri facade detail

Source Sydney Council heritage database

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

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