Friday, June 2, 2017

Terminus terminated.


The Terminus Hotel.
Built in 1865 and originally called Coopers Arms Inn.



It was renamed the Terminus Hotel about 1911, after the tram that terminated its run right outside the hotel (the tram has long gone).


It was the local pub for the quarry workers, sugar mill workers and power station workers.

The scene of many a happy after work drink and possibly the odd bar brawl.

It closed its doors for the last time in 1984 when it was sold privately and boarded up.



And that was that.
Eventually the building was covered in ivy.
Happily our walk was during winter so we were able to see the old sign through the hibernating climbers.




It was sold again in April 2016 to a private developer for $5 million.
And we all know what that means.........



One can only hope that it's not demolished to make way for yet more apartments.



Though I would suggest a good going over with the weed whacker.


You can see some amazing photos of the inside at Lost Collective 

Terminus Hotel, Pyrmont, Sydney - July 2016

This post will appear on Tom the Backroads Traveller's Tuedsay Treasures next week.
Have a look here
If you can't see it let me know (I'm really bad at links)


14 comments:

  1. It would need a lot of work to bring back.

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    1. OH yes. That one restoration job I won't put my hands up for :)

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  2. ...Hi there, it always saddens me to see bits of history abandoned only to be torn down to make way for something modern. I invite you to link this post to Tuesday's Treasures which begins at 12:00 AM eastern US time on Tuesday. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

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    1. Me too. Happens too much in Sydney. Thanks for the invite I shall be delighted :)

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    2. ...thanks so much for sharing, I hope that you will return again.

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  3. That's a most interesting building and I would hope someone would buy it and renovate it to make it like the good ol' days! Thanks for stopping by Ocala and your comment. The 7th Day Adventist group was begun by Ellen G. White in 1863. Her writings continue to be revered by adherents. It is basically a fundamentalist Christian sect which took the command to worship on the 7th Day seriously. I play golf with a retired 7th Day pastor and as I am a retired Lutheran pastor we have some fun together. I keep asking why the 7th Dayers don't follow all of the commands of the Hebrew Bible and I can't get a coherent answer! :))

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    1. Ahhh but that just adds to the mystery :)

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  4. what a beautiful old place..weird that the former buyer just boarded it up and let it sit all this time...hopefully the new buyer will reno it instead of tear it down...if it was here it would probably be turned into lofts.

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    1. Usually what happens is that it is torn down and an apartment block built, or that the original structure is kept but with apartments built on top and a cafe or shops on street level. Hopefully the new owner will do the former.

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  5. It's a beautiful building. It would be good to see it renovated.

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    1. It would look lovely with some of the original fixtures kept.

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  6. Poor forgotten building...I wish they could restore it! Wonderful photos.

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  7. What a wonderful old place with such a great history. Hopefully, it will be restored. Great photos.

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  8. Hi there, it always saddens me to see bits of history abandoned only to be torn down to make way for something modern.


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