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Criterion Hotel Glass

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a small clear glass tumbler with a heavy base and a slightly tapered neck and a circular open top. The name ‘Criterion Hotel’ has been etched on to the side of the glass.
Size
W 5.3 cm. H 10 cm.
Object Registration
002489
Keywords
criterion hotel warrnambool, history of warrnambool, glass
Historical information
This small glass has been kept as a souvenir of the Warrnambool Criterion Hotel by a local resident, James Godfrey. The Criterion Hotel opened in Kepler Street, Warrnambool in April 1872. The first licensee was John Tate and the Humm family members of Woodford and the McGennan family of Warrnambool were prominent licensees and owners in the late 19th and 20th centuries. In the second half of the 20th century the hotel was an important centre in Warrnambool for live pop music. The hotel closed in 2008. The building was partially destroyed by fire in 2010 and the remaining structure was demolished in 2013.
When Made
Mid 20th century
Significance
This glass is significant because it has local provenance as a memento of a hotel in Warrnambool prominent in the local business world for 136 years and as an example of the souvenirs kept of this hotel by Warrnambool residents.
Inscriptions & Markings
Criterion Hotel
Last updated
30 May 2019 at 2:01PM