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A black and white photograph. - The Bridge Hotel, in 1896, showing Silky Oak trees.

From the Collection of Port of Echuca 74 Murray Esplanade Echuca Victoria

A black and white photograph of the Bridge Hotel taken from the Hopwood Gardens. The photograph shows four silky oak trees growing along the front of the building. There is an empty flag pole outside the front of the building. The right wing advertises billiards, whilst the left wing apparently was a bar.
H 16 cms. X W 21.2 cms.
Object Registration
bridge hotel, henry hopwood, silky oak trees, lantern roof, st georges hotel
Historical information
The Bridge Hotel was built by Henry Hopwood to house visitors to the town crossing the Murray River on his punt crossing, which was situated just below the Bridge Hotel on the Murray River. The accommodation was spacious and grand! In the right back corner of the photograph, the 'lantern' roof of the St Georges Hall can be seen. The street is level with the front entrance to the Hotel, which is very different to what it is today.
When Made
The photograph shows hotel activities and accommodation in the late 19th Century.
Inscriptions & Markings
Written on the building can be seen the words; HOTEL and BILLIARDS. Written in pen on the back of the photograph are the words "Bridge Hotel. Probably 1896, showing Silky Oak trees.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM