Carlton Hotel’s water feature after Sydney ‘deluge’

Carlton Rex Hotel Sydney NSW C1955 NBA ANU inset leaking wall

The Carlton Hotel, Castlereagh Street, Sydney, C1950. Picture: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University. Inset: Carlton Hotel barman, Ted Stagpoole filling a glass with water leaking from tiles. Picture: Sydney Sun June 15 1949.

TODAY’S deluge was responsible for many unusual incidents. Here water is gushing from between the tiles on the outside wall of the Carlton Hotel [Sydney]; the wall resembles a fountain as barman Ted Stagpoole filled a glass.
The Sydney Sun June 15 1949.


* The Carlton Hotel was located at 56 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The bars were accessed from Castlereagh Street, with the hotel stretching through to Elizabeth Street. The hotel’s sign was changed to the Carlton Rex Hotel in 1960 and later demolished.


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