Thursday, 3 June 2010

Millers Point, Palisade Hotel

The Palisade Hotel is a historic hotel in the inner city suburb of Millers Point. The Palisade Hotel was designed by Henry D. Walsh in the Federation Free Style and built in 1912, replacing an earlier hotel of the same name. The name came from the palisade fence built between Munn Street and Bettington Street. It overlooks the wharves in Walsh Bay and is close to many old warehouses in this area, so was popular with wharfies and labourers who worked in the area. The pub and hotel closed about a year ago for restoration work but the work has yet to be begin and the pub remains boarded up.

22 comments:

  1. thank you for giving me a free tour of your world.

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  2. It's going to look awesome when it finishes!

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  3. I suspect it might struggle as a hotel in that area. They are already well catered for as I can think of 5 in the immediate vicinity. However, it does have a grand view and from the rooftop must be amazing.

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  4. Interesting. I like your blog. It's like traveling right from my home.

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  5. Used to be a great working man's pub, it used to be on my "historical tour" crawl of The Rocks area. Shame it is not in operation.

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  6. For some reason this building reminds me of the Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

    Nice shot.

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  7. What an extraordinary building... I am not even sure what to think about it. I wonder what Henry Walsh was thinking.

    When it reopens, I must pop in and have a look .... and a drink :)

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  8. Nice blog love your photos, especially of old buildings. Cheers

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  9. Does not look like the renovation is in progress, but it is a grand old building!

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  10. a very interesting building! and the skies are marvelous!

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  11. A year without the pub. Call the authorities, that's criminal.

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  12. Go back and get a picture of that building once the restorations are done, okay? There is nothing I like better than seeing an old building come back to life.

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  13. Debby, I promise I will go back whenever they do get around to completing the renovations.

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  14. That is a really cool looking place - maybe they'll complete restoration soon! Love the uniqueness!

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  15. Very interest pieces of art work - that is some egg!

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  16. I loved The Palisade when I lived in Sydney in the '80s, any gossip on ownership or redevelopment?

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  17. Popped by today hoping for a beer. Still boarded up. Real shame.
    davo

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  18. I used to work at the pallie in 1989-1990 at night.Great local people and great times.

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  19. I stayed there back in 2006. Cheap and Cheerful. Great Location.
    Shame its Shut

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