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Lidcombe Hotel

Item details

Name of item: Lidcombe Hotel
Other name/s: N. T. Tripp
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Primary address: 2 John Street, Lidcombe, NSW 2141
Parish: Liberty Plains
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Auburn
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 John StreetLidcombeAuburnLiberty PlainsCumberlandPrimary Address
Church StreetLidcombeAuburn  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

The Lidcombe Hotel has local historic, social and aestheic significance as an example of a hotel establishment in the early twentieth century, prominently situated in the centre of the town of Lidcombe, opposite the railway.

More specifically, the hotel is historically significant as it would have provided temporary accommodation for some of the early workers to come to the area in the early twentieth century, as well as provided stimulus to the growth of the town centre in the immediate vicinity.

It is socially significant as a popular place of gathering and meeting in the Lidcombe community. The building's aesthetic significance is enhanced by the prominent corner location.
Date significance updated: 07 Dec 10
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Description

Construction years: 1901-1925
Physical description: External Materials: Face Brick, Render, Concrete, Glazed Roof Tiles, Timber Detailing, Former Ceramic Tiles, Pressed Metal Soffit to Awning (steel framed).

Internal Materials: Unseen.

Styles: Inter War Georgian Revival (eclectic).

This Hotel is an Inter War Georgian Revival Building, characterised by the pediment, bracketed eaves, quoining to brickwork, round heads to windows, multi-paned windows of horizontal proportions, string courses, Palladian motif, face brickwork and references to the Classical Order.

A robust masonry building of two to three storeys with an eclectic collection of neo-georgian style details above the metal awning line. The roof is hipped with a medium pitch and culminates in an elaborate corner pediment with a Palladian arch and recessed balconies behind. The building is sited on a corner, with the main entrance at a 45 degree splay to the corner to emphasise the building's importance. Above the awning line the building appears intact. The awning line is broken to emphasise the recessed side entry.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The Fascia to the awning has been altered. Above the awning line the facade is intact, apart from an illuminated sign. Below the awning the windows and doors relate to a 1950's alteration. As the building is currently undergoing alterations, it is presumed that the earlier wall finish was ceramic tiles. Air Conditioners have also been fitted to the ground floor windows.
Date condition updated:03 Mar 11
Modifications and dates: Below the awning the windows and doors relate to a 1950's alternation.
Current use: Hotel
Former use: Hotel

History

Historical notes: The hotels were among the earlierst leisure facilities to be established in the area. Initially they catered for travellers, but in the late ninteenth century they were established to cater for local residents. Hotels provided accommodation for single men who had recently arrived in the district and were to be employed in the local industries. Such accommodation was in great demand.

The earlier hotels were usually located in a prominent position in the town centres, or on the major transport routes such as Parramatta Road.

The Hotel Lidcombe was opened in 1930, with N. T. Tripp as licencee.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The Lidcombe Hotel has local historic, social and aestheic significance as an example of a hotel establishment in the early twentieth century, prominently situated in the centre of the town of Lidcombe, opposite the railway. More specifically, the hotel is historically significant as it would have provided temporary accommodation for some of the early workers to come to the area in the early twentieth century, as well as provided stimulus to the growth of the town centre in the immediate vicinity.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The building's aesthetic significance is enhanced by the prominent corner location. A robust masonry building of two to three storeys with an eclectic collection of neo-georgian style details above the metal awning line.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
It is socially significant as a popular place of gathering and meeting in the Lidcombe community.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The hotels were among the earlierst leisure facilities to be established in the area.
Integrity/Intactness: The Fascia to the awning has been altered. Above the awning line the facade is intact, apart from an illuminated sign. Below the awning the windows and doors relate to a 1950's alteration. As the building is currently undergoing alterations, it is presumed that the earlier wall finish was ceramic tiles. Air Conditioners have also been fitted to the ground floor windows.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

Conserve the building by on-going use or appropriate re-use. This building is important. A Conservation Plan should be prepared to guide any future alterations or upgrading.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanAuburn Local Environmental Plan 2010I3129 Oct 10 14111410
Heritage studySchwager Brooks and Partners9-2-2-104   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Auburn Heritage Study19969-2-2-104Schwager Brooks and Partners Pty LtdSchwager Brooks No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1992Liberty Plains: A History of Auburn N.S.W. Centenary Edition.
WrittenT. Kass1995Draft Historical Context Report: Auburn Heritage Study

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1030011


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