Federal Hotel, Petersburg, South Australia
The above spacious and commodious hotel, which is situated on the western side of Dandaloo-street, facing the railway station, is a substantial building of brick It contains 55 rooms, with spacious vestibules and corridors. The ground floor consists of two large bars, one public and one private, attached to which are two large parlours. The rest of the ground floor is taken up with the billiard room, dining, sample, and reading rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. The upstairs portion of the building is divided into first and second class bedrooms, large bathrooms, private dining-rooms, private parlours, etc. Some idea can be gleaned of the size of the building when one looks at the length of balconies and corridors. The eastern balcony is in length 96ft; the southern side one 66ft. The building is lighted all through with acetylene gas. The stables and outhouses are in keeping with the hotel building. The present licensee, Mr. P. J. O’Meara, has only been in possession two months, during which time business has been remarkably brisk, and he and his amiable wife are rapidly making friends.
– Petersburg Times (SA) Friday 14 April 1899
Categories: South Australia Hotels
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