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Premier Hotel


City of Albany

Place Number

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194-200 York St Albany

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Statewide Hotel Survey Completed 01 Nov 1997

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category B

Category B

• Requires a high level of protection. • Provide maximum encouragement to the owner under the City of Albany Town Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. • A more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any major redevelopment. • Incentives to promote heritage conservation should be considered.

Statement of Significance

The Premier Hotel has been changed markedly since being constructed in 1891. It has a prominent place in the streetscape of York Street. The hotel has aesthetic, historic, representative and social heritage significance.

Physical Description

Prominent corner location in York St, in the centre of the Albany business district
Two storey building
Brick with corrugated iron roof
Rectangularity of façade emphasised by squared off parapet
Prominent corner door
Arched windows on both levels
Cantilevered canopy over pavement
A series of chimneys with moulded capping


The Premier Hotel, built in 1891, was the third hotel built in Albany. Only two of these remain, the other being the Albany Hotel, which was previously the Freemason's hotal. Minutes of the Albany Roads Board indicate that the first meeting of the Board was held in the dining room of the Premier Hotel in 1896. The hotel has been an established part of Albany social life for more than a century.


Integrity: Moderate
Modifications: Cantilevered canopy is not original and Angled shutters on windows facing York St




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage Database City of Albany 1994
L Johnson; "Town of Albany Heritage Survey". City of Albany 1994
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
R Apperly, R Irving, P Reynolds; "A Pictorial Guide ot Identifying Australian Architecture". Angus and Robertson NSW 1989

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Hotel, Tavern or Inn
Original Use COMMERCIAL Hotel, Tavern or Inn

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Hospitality industry & tourism

Creation Date

28 Jun 1988

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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