American Club Hotel

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For other American Hotels, see American Hotel.

The American Club Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, <1882-1922.

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History

  • At Ballarat last Wednesday, however, J. Blackburn, licensee of the American Club Hotel, applied for a renewal of his license, and a reduction of valuation at the same time. Though the latter was strongly opposed by the inspector, it was granted by the bench thus reducing the cost of the license from £30 to £23 per annum[1]
  • The hotel had previously been known as the Royal Hotel.[2] The hotel was one of 72 investigated by the Licensing Court in 1888. The Court determined that this hotel was among the those which were best conducted and afforded the best accommodation to the general public and therefore should retain its license.[3] It had 14 rooms.

It was closed by the Licence Reduction Board in 1922.[2][4]

Site

The American Club Hotel was in Bridge Street.[5] Hargreaves identified it as being on the north side of the street, at 43 Bridge Street.[2]

It central location featured in advertising in 1914:

AMERICAN CLUB HOTEL. For a nice quiet place to stop at, with all home comforts and attention, the American Club Hotel in Bridge street, has much to commend it, being right in the heart of Ballarat. Mr. Arthur J. T. Jeffreys is now in possession and every attention is given to patrons.[6]

Innovations

Community Involvement

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People

  • In 1881 the publican was J. Blackburn.[2]
  • In December 1897 J. Blackburn was the publican[7]
  • In November 1914, the publican Miss Yates, sold the hotel to Arthur Jeffreys of Hamilton.[8]
  • In December 1914 the publican was Mr. Arthur J. T. Jeffreys.[6]
  • In 1917, a Miss Robinson was employed as the manager; she had previously been at the Esplanade Hotel in Queenscliff.[5]
  • In 1918 the publican was Francis Watson.[9]
  • In December 1918, the license was transferred from Francis Watson to Margaret Grant.[10]
  • In 1919 Margaret Alexandra Grant was listed as the publican of the hotel.[11]

Legacies

See also

Notes


References

  1. Sportsman (Melbourne, Vic. : 1882 - 1904) Tue 21 Dec 1897 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/227744099?
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 19, 1943, Ballarat
  3. 1888 'THE BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 30 June, p. 14, viewed 16 February, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6136822
  4. 1922 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 18 February, p. 20, viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4700592
  5. 5.0 5.1 QUEENSCLIFF. (1917, September 20). The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: DAILY.. Retrieved January 31, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73327682M
  6. 6.0 6.1 1914 'AMERICAN CLUB HOTEL.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 22 December, p. 6, viewed 23 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154523955
  7. Sportsman (Melbourne, Vic. : 1882 - 1904) Tue 21 Dec 1897 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/227744099?
  8. 1914 'SALES.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 7 November, p. 7 Edition: DAILY., viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73904549
  9. 1918 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 25 December, p. 6, viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155237791
  10. 1918 'LICENSING COURT.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 24 December, p. 7, viewed 24 December, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155233369
  11. 1919 Victorian Electoral Roll, Ballaarat, Ballarat East


Further Reading

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--Mjeffs 14:24, 2 April 2019 (AEDT)

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