Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 1885
Scope and Contents
190 x 140 mm. A front view of the hotel, a large brick building with wrought iron verandahs. Always a popular tourist spot in the Blue Mountains, the railway station at Katoomba was opened in 1876, giving easy access.
'The design of the hotel is on the modern American style ... It has accommodation for seventy to eighty persons, contains nearly sixty rooms, consisting of a large dining-room, general ladies drawing room, and gentlemen's smoking and reading room ... Gas is laid on, electric bells and hot and cold water baths are fitted to all the rooms. An excellent provision for water-supply is now being made by means of a Blake's hydraulic ram, which is situated in a large spring of water in the valley, about 1000 yards distant.' (NSW Registrar-General's Office 1886, page unknown).
- Creation: 1885
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Good condition, apart from fading in from edges.
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