Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Rocks, Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel

The former Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel is located on the corner of George Street and Argyle Street at The Rocks. The ASN Co. Hotel was built in 1891 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. The building was extensively altered by Tooth & Co. in 1928. In 1983 the building was again extensively remodelled to function as a police station with the 1929 detailing removed and the 1890s Italianate details reconstructed. The police station later moved into the building across the road in 1998 and then in 2007 this became the home of the Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Jim! I'm in Brissy. Hope you didn't get washed away by the storm.
    http://www.kidcandoodle.com/doodler-plays-with-paper/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I hall. We're a bit water logged, but so far so good.

      Delete
  2. I love how the Australian Steam Navigation Company Hotel must have looked in 1891. I am assuming the original Italianate details were reconstructed very accurately.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's a wonderful looking building - nice photo, too.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. interesting looking building with an interesting history and yum a nice place to visit now too :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the juxtaposition of this hotel with the skyscraper behind it Jim.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Joe. I'm glad you noticed. I put a bit of effort in capturing the two hotels from that angle.

      Delete
  6. Jeepers, I would like to enjoy some chocolate in that historic building sometime. Yummy!
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is an interesting part of town! I thought I recognized the chocolate name. I do like the architecture a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful contrast with the skyscraper behind...Arianna

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave me a message. Jim.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...