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Inter War Hotel (Former Hotel Canterbury)

Item details

Name of item: Inter War Hotel (Former Hotel Canterbury)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Primary address: 208 Canterbury road, Canterbury, NSW 2193
Parish: Petersham
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canterbury
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
208 Canterbury roadCanterburyCanterburyPetershamCumberlandPrimary Address
Cnr Tincombe StreetCanterburyCanterburyPetershamCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

A prominent architectural feature which mirrors its location in form and ornamentation.
Date significance updated: 23 Sep 02
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Designer/Maker: C. C. Ruwald
Construction years: 1941-1941
Physical description: Massive two-storey brick hotel with colonnade at street level. Balcony stepped back. Parapet with winged horses as ornamentation. Topped by lantern. Decorative treatment reflects proximity of racecourse.


Historical notes: Designed by C. C. Ruwald and built in 1941. Ruwald also designed the Vauxhall Hotel, Granville which uses similar design to emphasise and enhance its corner location.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-

Recommended management:

Continue ongoing regular maintenance. Make sure signage does not obscure the significant elements of the hotel building especially at parapet level and above.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementNo Action, follow existing management contols04 Mar 05


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanterbury Local Environmental Plan 2012i6801 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan 13818 Nov 94   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Canterbury Heritage Study198820.3Terry Kass & Meredith Walker  No
Canterbury Heritage Study Review2006 City Plan Heritage  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenRoyal Australian Institute of Architects Twentieth Century Building Register Sheet

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1300013

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