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Former Volunteer Hotel in Maitland

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Former Volunteer Hotel

Former Volunteer Hotel

The Volunteer Hotel stood on the corner of High and Hunter Streets beside E. P. Capper & Sons. This building erected in 1940 was also destroyed in the fire of 1971.

The Volunteer Hotel was mentioned under "Abstract of Sales by Auction" in The Maitland Mercury in 1874 as the venue for a sale by Brunker & Wolfe.

In 1886 The Maitland Mercury published a notice of sale of the furniture, license and good-will of the Volunteer Hotel, West Maitland. Application to Solomon Harris at the hotel. A notice in the paper in June 1887 stated "David Dunlop's Volunteer Hotel." The photograph by Morris Moss taken during the 1893 flood which inundated Maitland, shows "Dunlop's Hotel" on the facing wall, but appears to have "Dunlop's Volunteer Hotel" maround the corner." Val Rudkin

"Purchased in 1903 by Tooth & co it was refurbished 1940. The fire that damaged the Volunteer was in 1969 " - Christopher Dempsey

Photo submitted 2015, by Val Rudkin. Many Thanks

" I have attached a page from a booklet which I produced for Maitland & District Historical Society that contains a photo which is possibly the first "Volunteer." This building was demolished in 1939 and a new Volunteer completed and opened in 1940.

Thirty years later the hotel and the adjoining large premises of Cappers were destroyed by fire and subsequently demolished and the land cleared. A building was later erected on the hotel site for the Hunter District Water Board." Val Rudkin

[street view]
Cnr High & Hunter st
West Maitland

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