Bellevue Hotel, Redfern

 

Bellevue Hotel Redfern 1949 ANU

The Bellevue Hotel at the north-west corner of Redfern Street (now a pedestrian lane) and Regents Street 1949. The two storey section of the pub shown here, faced north east towards Lawson Square. The three storey section, to the extreme left was at the corner of what is today a pedestrian access to Redfern Railway Station. Picture: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian national University. 

The site of the former Bellevue Hotel, Redfern at the corner of Lawson and Regent Streets. Picture: Google Streetview

HERE’S another blast from Sydney’s past; this time from Redfern. The Bellevue Hotel sat on the north-west corner of Redfern and Regent Streets until last drinks were called on February 1 1972 and the business closed for good. There was an attempt to transfer the pub’s license into a tavern within the office tower that was to replace the pub, but as far as I can gather, it never occurred. The iconic twin TNT towers would later be built on the site, and today a large retail and residential development sits on the busy site. Here are a few images taken from 1948 through to 1970 from the Noel Butlin Archives, Australian National University. I’ve also included a couple of Google Streetview images to show the location of the pub. The three storey section faced Regents Street and Redfern Street, which is now a pedestrian laneway to Redfern Station. The two storey section of the pub, with the curveture, faced north east towards Lawson Square. The last publican of the Bellevue was Jim Symonds. 

Bellevue Hotel Redfern 1960 ANU

The Bellevue Hotel at the north-west corner of Redfern Street (now a pedestrian lane) and Regents Street 1949. The three storey section of the pub shown here, faced south-east towards the pedestrian lane to Redfern Railway Station. Picture: Noel Butlin Archives, Australian national University. 

The site of the Bellevue Hotel, Redfern today looking west along Redfern Street from the intersection with Regent Street. Redfern Street continues from here as a pedestrian lane. Picture: Google Streetview. 

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