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Rising Sun Hotel

Rising Sun Hotel

Closest Pub to the Railway Station at 27 School St, is the interesting Rising Sun Hotel, which was built in 1908 and still retains its unusual corner roof turret and its delightful verandah and awnings, Part of the Rising Sun Hotel was destroyed by fire in its early days. Unusual or uncanny that all four pubs built in Rosewood have been destroyed or damaged by fire, with one not being rebuilt.

"There are conflicting reports about the origin of this hotel. An early hotel in Rosewood was the Sunrise Hotel on the Toowoomba Road, kept by William O'Brien. This burnt down and James Ryan built a new hotel closer to the railway, apparently naming it the Rising Sun.

It was advertised for sale in July 1878 but burned down later that year. It was immediately rebuilt and by 1879, was owned by the Sloane family.

The new two-storey hotel was designed in 1908 by Ipswich architect Will Haenke and was built by C. Risdale who probably started work around December 1908. The plans show four large and two smaller rooms on the upper floor and a large bar room and a billiard room on the ground floor. The curved baris shown with elaborate pedimented shelving against the wall. As no kitchens etc are shown, the older hotel building probably remained in use on the site.

Rising Sun Hotel

Rising Sun Hotel

Photo 14/12/2008
Photo and information submitted by Jacko, Many Thanks

A newspaper report on the progress of the new building mentions that the older hotel building was bodily moved aside from the corner to allow construction of the new Haenke building."
courtesy - library.ipswich.qld.gov.au/pubs/pubctryt.htm

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27 School St
Rosewood
Queensland 4340
Phone:
07 5464 1413

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