Great Northern Hotel | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Great Northern Hotel

Item details

Name of item: Great Northern Hotel
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Hotel
Primary address: 89 Scott Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Local govt. area: Newcastle
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
89 Scott StreetNewcastleNewcastle  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The current hotel has one of the few intact examples of a "Jazz Style" interior,designed by Budder & Grout. Externally the building is a dominant townscape element and unfortunately the original massing has been spoilt by the 1950s additions to the wings. The original Great Northern Hotel existed on this site since 1863.The interiors are of significance.
Date significance updated: 29 Oct 12
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Physical description: Six storey Art Deco Hotel with intact interiors. The central wing of 6 storeys and 2 side wings of 5 storeys (later 6) contain 132 bedrooms. Contains a wealth of Art Deco decoration and artistic endeavours. Architectural quality of high order.
Current use: Hotel

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation leisure-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities social institutions-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I45115 Jun 12 64 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Newcastle Heritage Study1990216Unknown  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2170216
File number: 216

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