General Havelock Hotel and former stables

General Havelock Hotel and former stables

The General Havelock was built in 1873 and unlike many of its counterparts does not have an earlier history.

The hotel served a clientele living in the south-east, at the time the least populated area of the city. An engraving of Adelaide published as a supplement to the Illustrated Sydney News in July 1876 shows clusters of cottages and shops with large stretches of vacant land in the area east of Hutt Street. The Smith Survey of 1880 records that the vacant areas were starting to be developed and that some of the developed town acres were more densely filled. The General Havelock and the Arab Steed (on the corner of Gilles Street and Hutt Street) were the first hotels in this south-east corner.

The hotel was originally quite severe, with no verandahs or balconies. These may have been added in 1887 when plans were approved for alterations or additions. Several later alterations were also approved, between 1899 and 1939.

Architecturally the building is a simple example of commercial development of the 1870s, with its chamfered corner and standard distribution of doors and windows. The substantial verandah/balcony supported by cast-iron columns adds a special character to the area, “pairing” the verandah of the shop on the opposite corner of Carrington Street. Now painted and partially covered by the once-ubiquitous ceramic tile public house dado, the exterior is still basically original and strongly related to the adjoining terrace to the south.

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The General Havelock is a significant pub that still serves the south eastern section of the city to this day.


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Images of General Havelock Hotel and former stables

  • General Havelock Hotel and Former Stables, 2014
 
Architects
Builders
Building materials
Stone, Bluestone
Architectural styles
2 Victorian Period (c. 1840–c. 1890)
Construction
1873 -  

Additional Works

Balconies and Verandas added

Description
Construction commenced
4/7/1887
Construction completed
4/7/2018

Varrious Alterations

Description
Construction commenced
4/7/1899
Construction completed
4/7/1939
Architecture and design features
corner, column
Engineering features
 
Precinct
South East Corner
Council Ward
South
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
501
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Commercial, Hotel
AS2482 classification
10510 - Hotel - Motel - Inn
Public Access
Opening hours only
 
NTSA ID
State Heritage ID
13441
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1644
RNE ID
1644
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5176/579 F29939 A100
NTSA file exists
No
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
Nil
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
3.5 Commercial, Marketing & Retail
3.5.5 A City of Pubs
Topics
Sir Henry Havelock
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK094
 

References

  • ACA, Assessments, Digest of Proceedings, 21 February 1887, 13 February 1899,
  • 13 September 1926, 27 May 1929, 27 November 1933, lg June 1939, Smith Survey 1880; Illustrated Sydney News, July 1876, etching of Adelaide, A C. Cooke and T. Calvert; MLSA, Historical photographs (Town Acre 501).

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