Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Union Hotel

The Union Hotel
The Union Hotel at 576 King Street, Newtowm, is a good example of an interwar Functionalist style hotel, which dates from the key period of hotel rebuilding by the major breweries in NSW.

The Union Hotel is part of an important group of Inter War Hotels located on King Street, which also includes the Marlborough Hotel and the Town Hall Hotel.

The building was designed by prominent hotel architechts, Rudder and Grout, who were responsible for many hotels in NSW during the 1920s and 1930s. It was established in 1946 with the license from the former Union Inn, corner of Iredale and Union Streets.

Union Hotel facade detail

Union Hotel facade detail

Sources
- Sydney Heritage Listings




View the following historical photographs from the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the ANU;

- Before rebuilding

- After rebuilding

- Public bar



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

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