Former Bendigo Hotel

Address

82 Broadway
Dunolly
Central Goldfields Shire, VIC, 3472

Construction Period

1857 - 1858

Architectural Styles

Victorian Period (1851-1901) Regency

Significance

SOURCE: REPORT TO THE MINISTER

THE FORMER BENDIGO HOTEL WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1857-1858 BY ROBERT WITTACKER FOR
GEORGE SIMPOSON. IT SERVED AS A HOTLE AND COBB AND CO. COACH HOUSE DURING THE
EARLY YEARS OF THE GOLD RUSH, AND CONTINUED AS A HOTEL UNTIL 1922.

1. THE FORMER BENDIGO HOTEL IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE GOLD RUSH AND WITH EARLY DAYS OF DUNOLLY TOWNSHIPS EXISTENCE.

2. ARCITECTURALLY, THE PARAPETED ROOF TREATMENT OF THE FORMER BENDIGO HOTEL I S UNUSUAL.

3. THE FORMER BENDIGO HOTEL IS ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF THE ROLE IT PLAYED IN BEING THE EARLIEST MEETING PLACE FOR WHAT WAS ONCE A HIGHLY POPULATED AREA.

4. THE EXTRAORDINARY INTEGRITY OF ITS FABRIC AND POINTED DECORATION MAKE THE FORMER BENDIGO HOTEL AN OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE OF BUILDING.

5. THE BUILDING RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL INTERIORS.

URL

http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/heritagevic#detail_places;346

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