York Hotel, Kalgoorlie

The York Hotel is a heritage hotel on Hannan Street, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

York Hotel
Exterior of the York Hotel
General information
Architectural styleFederation Anglo-Dutch architecture
Address259 Hannan Street
Town or cityKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Coordinates30°44′54″S 121°28′19″E / 30.74828°S 121.47204°E / -30.74828; 121.47204
Construction started1900
Opened23 February 1901
ClientMr Laslett
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
Architect(s)Daniel T Edmunds
TypeState Registered Place
Designated9 February 1996
Reference no.1307

Location Edit

The hotel is located at 259 Hannan Street, between Wilson and Cassidy Streets.[1][2][3][4]

History Edit

The hotel was built by John Crothers in 1900–1901 for landlord and proprietor, Henry Edward Laslett.[1][4][5][6] It was designed as a two-storey building in the Federation Anglo-Dutch style by architect Daniel T Edmunds, who also designed the City Markets, another historic landmark building in Kalgoorlie. The foundation stone was laid on 5 September 1900.[1][3][4][7]

The hotel opened on 23 February 1901.[8][1][4] It was leased to Peter McLachlan, who had previously served as the manager of McPhair's Hotel on Collins Street in Melbourne.[4] The facade was renovated in 1974 and 1985.[4]

It still serves as a hotel and a restaurant.[1]

Photographs Edit

The hotel is one of the more photographed buildings in Kalgoorlie due to its design.[9][10][11]

Heritage value Edit

The hotel was classified by the National Trust of Australia (WA) on 7 May 1977.[3][4] It was also entered onto the Register of the National Estate by the Australian Heritage Commission on 21 October 1980.[3][4] Additionally, it has been listed on the State Heritage Register since 9 February 1996.[3][4]

In 1992, Australia Post featured the York Hotel on a postage stamp, as part of the Desert Gold set of four stamps commemorating the discovery of gold in Western Australia.[12]

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e The York Hotel: History
  2. ^ Susie Ashworth, Rebecca Turner, Simone Egger, Western Australia, Lonely Planet, 2004, p. 147
  3. ^ a b c d e Register of Historic Places. (Number: 01307) York Hotel Archived 25 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Register of Historic Places. (Number: 01307) York Hotel City of Kalgourlie-Boulder. Retrieved 20 May 2014
  5. ^ "A Fine Hotel". Kalgoorlie Western Argus. 5 March 1901.
  6. ^ "News and Notes". Sun. 9 September 1900.
  7. ^ "Advertising". Kalgoorlie Miner. 18 February 1901.
  8. ^ "A Fine Hotel". Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 - 1916). WA: National Library of Australia. 5 March 1901. p. 20. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Searching".
  10. ^ Austral Stores (1900), York & Oriental Hotels, Kalgoorlie Series G, retrieved 31 May 2014
  11. ^ Dwyer, J.J. (John Joseph); HRRC (1900), York and Oriental Hotels, Kalgoorlie, retrieved 31 May 2014
  12. ^ "Australian Stamp Catalogue". australianstrampcatalogue.com. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links Edit

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