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White House Hotel

Fire destroys the White House

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The temporary White House Hotel, built within days of the original pub’s destruction by fire in 1898.

white house hotel menzies wa 1898

By the following year the temporary pub was replaced with this substantial structure. 

FIRE destroyed a number of buildings, including the White House Hotel, in the Western Australian gold mining town of Menzies in 1898. Within a few days the thirsty miners were again propped against the bar when a “temporary pub” replaced the ruins of their drinking hole.

Menzies fire 1898

The scene after the 1898 fire, which destroyed numerous business houses in Menzies in 1898.

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