White Bay Hotel
|White Bay Hotel|
White Bay Hotel in January 2008
|Status||Closed; destroyed by fire; demolished|
|Address||Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales|
|Destroyed||5 September 2008|
The hotel was built in 1860 on the corner of the then Crescent and Weston Streets in Rozelle, an inner-west suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Serving the workers of the Glebe Island abattoirs and soap factories, it was relocated in 1915 to make way for the White Bay goods railway.
Rebuilt in brick on what is now Victoria Road and popular with the workers at the White Bay Power Station until its 1983 closure, and White Bay Container Terminal until the transfer of its facilities to Port Botany, the hotel, which became increasingly squeezed by the widening of Victoria Road after the construction of the Anzac Bridge, ceased trading in 1992.
Between this time and 2008, squatters had moved in and were particularly prominent during the Sydney 2000 Olympics. In June 2008, the owner of the hotel lodged an application to redevelop the building. On 5 September 2008, the hotel was destroyed by a fire and later demolished. Police initially believed the cause of the fire was suspicious, however investigation found there were no grounds to lay arson charges. The New South Wales Government purchased the site in June 2010 for $2.5 million.
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- White Bay Shared Path