Friday, 23 September 2011

Missing army

One of fourteen former hotels still standing in Port Melbourne, the Army and Navy is about to be subsumed into the, remarkably misleadingly named, Waterside apartment development.
For the time being the 1866 structure stands alone, although since this picture was taken the building has become obscured by elevated contruction cabins. Maybe it's to cover up for the fact that on the artist's impressions of the finished building (which artistically also show festive Dow Street as a free-flowing road without parked cars), the pub is incorrectly shown as just the Navy Hotel.

This pub closed back in 1915, which is perhaps no bad thing given the friendliness of the landlord.

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