Saturday, October 29, 2011

Petersham Inn

The Petersham Inn
The Petersham Inn at 386 Parramatta Road in Petersham is a fine interwar hotel was designed by Rudder and Grout to replace the existing hotel on the site which had been purchased by Tooth and Company in the 1930s.

In 1940 a major extension to the Phillip street side was built called the Western Lounge. It featured a dramatic Art Deco tower designed by Leslie Soden and remains a local landmark today. A small plaque to the right of the tower notes this information.

In 2001 the site was redeveloped to include 92 luxury apartments and studios while maintaining the hotel's original heritage.

Petersham Inn facade detail

Petersham Inn facade detail

Petersham Inn side entrance

Petersham Inn side entrance

Entrance doors

Petersham Inn entrance doors

Commemorative plague outside side entrance

Petersham Inn commemorative plaque

Sources;
- Sydney Heritage Listings

- Citadel Property Group newsletter




View the following historical photos from Noel Butlin archives at the ANU;

- The hotel in 1938

- Lounge Serving Bar

- Lounge Bar

- Public Bar

- Saloon Bar





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

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