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Albany Hotel


City of Albany

Place Number

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244-248 York St Albany

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

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
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.

Physical Description

Set close to the street 􀂱 high streetscape value
Prominent two storey building
Two separate wings on upper level- linked by middle section with verandah
Upper wings have plain parapet walls with simple capping
Rendered, painted brick construction
Quoining to corners and windows
Verandah at lower level has been enclosed


The Albany Hotel, formerly called the Freemason's Hotel, was one of the three hotels built in Albany in the 1890s. The Albany and the Premier still remain intact. The Albany Hotel has played an important role in the entertainment and food industry since its inception in the late 1800s.
An interesting anecdote - the guest book of c1900contains an entry by Herbert Hoover "Not dead, but sleeping". In 1908 the hotel was refurbished by the owner Mrs McNorrish. Early proprietors of the hotel
included Patrick Hennessey (1908), CF Layton (1910), LA Elsegood (1914), Richard Scott (1918), Dick Scott
(1919), Frank Lambert and AJ Martin (1922) and Louisa Lewis (1925).
Though the outside appearance has changed, it is still a part of the historical streetscape of York St.


Modifications: New roof
Enclosure of verandahs - both at upper and lower levels
Cantilevered verandah not original


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
Battye Library General Index Battye Library 2000

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
7728 Draft local planning policy: central Albany urban design policy. C D Rom 2005

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Style

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Painted Brick
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Hospitality industry & tourism

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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