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Albion Hotel

Summary

This hotel, designed by eminent Colonial Architect Francis Drummond Greville Stanley in the 1880s, was built on the site of the original Albion Hotel, after which the suburb was named. Since 1908, the hotel has been associated with the Stewart family, well-known Brisbane hoteliers. The hotel, which is located prominently on Sandgate Road, has continued to be a popular meeting place for the local community for more than 120 years.

Significance

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as an 1880s hotel built on the site of the original 1860s Albion Hotel during a time when Albion was experiencing a wave of new development and a population boom.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    as an 1880s architect-designed hotel located prominently on Sandgate Road.

  • h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history

    as a fine example of a hotel designed by eminent Colonial Architect Francis Drummond Greville Stanley and with later additions designed by renowned architects Hall and Prentice.

Place details
At 300 Sandgate Road , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - Hotel
Event(s): Constructed circa 1886
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Free Classical
People involved: Architect - Francis Drummond Greville Stanley
Architect - Hall and Prentice (extensions)
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Albion Hotel


(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)



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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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