American Hotel (Skipton Street)

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For other American Hotels, see American Hotel.

The American Hotel was a hotel in Ballarat, <1875-1892.



The American Hotel had earlier been called the Munster Hotel.[1] It was closed by Local Option in 1892.[1]

From the 1892 hearing:

Mary Duggan licensee, Duncan M’Kercher owner: Mr Morrow appeared for the licensee. Miss McDonald, sister of the licensee of the American hotel, said the principal trade was with carters. The hotel supplied an average of eight meals a day. Mr Bloore, chemist, gave evidence in support of the license.[2]


The American Hotel was on the north west corner of Skipton and Dawson Street, Ballarat.[1]

In 2015 the site was numbered 200 Dawson Street, and included several business offices.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hargreaves, John. Ballarat Hotels Past and Present, pg. 19, 1943, Ballarat
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1892 'BALLARAT WEST LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 10 March, p. 4. , viewed 08 Jul 2016,
  3. F. W. Niven & Co's Ballarat and District Directory for 1888-9

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