248-252 Sloane Street. Goulburn, New South Wales

The first in our regional series on Goulburn in New South Wales, this impressive row of three impressive row of three consisting of two triple storey with attic and one single storey currently operates as the Alpine Heritage Motel. It was once a symmetrical arrangement of four terrace houses built in 1872 and modified in 1880. In 1893, the separate houses were conjoined to become a temperance hotel known as “Metropolitan Coffee Palace”1 and later “Stock’s Coffee Palace”.2 The terrace to the left was demolished at a later date and an attic level was added during conversion to accommodation in the 1990s.

244 248 Sloane Street Goulburn New South Wales

244 248 Sloane Street Goulburn New South Wales

Architecturally it is an excellent example of the filligree style, although its fringes and brackets are missing from the upper stories. Notable features are the symmetrical rows of arched windows with their decorative hoods and large entry doors with prominent sidelights and transoms. The dormers, while sympathetically added, dominate the gable roof and detract somewhat from the consistency of the row. Other features of the roofline are bulky chimneys and prominent party walls punctured by arhed walkways and decorated with stencil patterns. The row also retains its original cast iron and rendered brick fence and gates.

[b]References[/b]

  1. Goulburn Herald.Friday 22 September 1893. pg2
  2. Alpine Heritage Hotel. About Us. Accessed 17/08/2014

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