Monday, September 01, 2008
I could do some research perhaps and find out, but it is not that important, just a vague curiosity and I think one of my readers will know the answer? I spied an old sign off a street I am prone to walk down. The first reader who says, why don't you use the more convenient back entrance of Dan Murphys will get a slap.
The street is Chatham Street and it runs from Chapel Street, past the big car park, to Izett Street. There is a lane immediately to the west of Chapel Street that heads south ward towards Greville Street. Down the lane can be seen the sign as you see it here.
I would guess the hotel faced Greville Street or was on the corner of Greville and Chapel Street and the hotel sign in the lane was just left over signwriter's paint, although I can imagine the lane may have been different in the past.
Anyone recall the hotel?