This is an image of the original single storey Royal Hotel building which was on the corner of Brook and Evans Streets. In the 1930s the single storey structure was demolished after a fire and replaced with a double storey Art Deco red brick building, which still stands on the same site.
At one stage there were four hotels in Evans Street between Station Street and Brook Street. At some stage the Millett family owned them. The Royal and the Olive Tree (formerly the Railway) hotels remain on their original site but not in their original appearance.
A black and white photograph with a cream border of a single storey hotel building with a headlight window on the RHS of the corner entry doorway, which also has lead light windows. A young tree and power pole are seen on the RHS of the image.