The Shamrock Hotel, South Melbourne closed a long time ago

Original post 10 February 2020

Wandering through the streets of #SouthMelbourne I was rather surprised to see this sticking up way above the mostly single storey streetscape ! The #ShamrockHotel in Bank Street was built in 1889, and it’s unusual in a number of ways – 1. the scale, 2. It’s not on a corner and no wider than a double fronted house (the pub it replaced was apparently 4 rooms and timber) 3. It’s #QueenAnne when almost all pubs were classical and 3. Completely unaltered exterior (even the tiles are thought to be original) mostly ‘cos it was delisenced in 1924.

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