York Street, Albany

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View down York Street
View up York Street at sunset

York Street is the main street in the centre of Albany, Western Australia. It runs south from a junction with Albany Highway, Lockyer Avenue and Middleton Road downhill towards Princess Royal Drive and the Anzac Peace Park at the foot of the hill adjacent to Princess Royal Harbour.

As a historic street, with streetscape and precinct into adjoining Stirling Terrace,[1] it has the Albany Town Hall, opened in 1888,[2] and other buildings of significance.

In the 1880s, an issue of the lower portion of the street was over restrictive fencing;[3][4] the issue was resolved by the construction of a gate.[5]

The Premier Hotel was built opposite the Town Hall in 1891.[6]

The Albany Advertiser has its office in lower York Street.

Many photographs have been taken over the last hundred years of the street.[7][8]


  1. ^ Donaldson Smith Architects & Urban Designers; Royal Australian Institute of Architects; RAIA Architects Advisory Service (1983), Evaluation for restoration : historical precinct, Stirling Terrace and Lower York Street, Albany, Western Australia, The Architects, retrieved 3 May 2016
  2. ^ "Albany Town Hall, 217 York Street, corner Grey Street West". Albany Gateway. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Public Meeting at Albany". The Daily News. VII, (2270). Western Australia. 28 July 1888. p. 3. Retrieved 20 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Public Meeting at Albany". The Inquirer And Commercial News. LXVII, (1323). Western Australia. 1 August 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 20 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "ALBANY". The W.A. Record. XVI, (497). Western Australia. 6 March 1890. p. 8. Retrieved 20 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Premier Hotel". InHerit. Heritage Council of Western Australia. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ Western Australia. Government Photographer (1900), York Street, Albany, 1946, retrieved 3 May 2016
  8. ^ [Views of Western Australia], 1900, retrieved 3 May 2016

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