Woodmans Inn

Woodmans Inn

A hotel has been on this site from 1839. First licensed by John Ragless Jr, it was named the Woodman as it was the first place of call for tiersmen and teamsters carting timber from the Tiers (as the Adelaide Hills were then known). Also in the vicinity, on Town Acre 31 where the Botanic Hotel now stands, was a very large timber yard, possibly where much of the timber from the Tiers was sold.

When Adelaide’s new power station was built nearby in 1900, the hotel’s name changed to the Electric Light. In 1906 when the produce market was set up in the vicinity, the hotel became the Producers Hotel and it was patronised by wholesalers in the early hours of market mornings.

When the new markets were being built the hotel was rebuilt by the South Australian Brewing Company in anticipation of the new trade. The contractor was Charles Henry Martin and it cost £2130.

The Hotel has since been renamed The Old Exchange.

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Significance

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A rare example of the Queen Anne style in a hotel, this complements the adjacent former power-station buildings and the market building.


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Architects
Builders
C H Martin
Building materials
Brick
Architectural styles
3 Federation Period (c. 1890–c. 1915), 3.8 Queen Anne
Construction
1906 -
Architecture and design features
gablet, balustrade
Engineering features
 
Precinct
East End
Council Ward
Central
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
154
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
South Australian Brewing Company
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Commercial, Hotel
AS2482 classification
10510 - Hotel - Motel - Inn
Public Access
Business/trading hours
 
NTSA ID
3690
State Heritage ID
10994
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1333
RNE ID
1333
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5528/17 F181802 A150 CT 5975/63 F102897 A22
NTSA file exists
Yes
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
NTSA classified
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
3.5 Commercial, Marketing & Retail
3.5.5 A City of Pubs
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK094
 

References

  • Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia’s heritage, 1986, p. 49; McLellan, J., Adelaide’s early inns and taverns, 1941, pp. 9-10.

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