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Lost pubs of Adelaide

Prince Alfred Hotel, King William Street, 1920

Photo taken 01 January 1920

State Library Catalogue Reference: PRG 280/1/26/299

Now part of the Adelaide Town Hall, the Prince Alfred was established in 1869 and operated until 1953. Two steeplejacks are climbing the town hall's spire and have nearly reached the top

'Hotel Closes After 88 Years
The Prince Alfred Hotel King William street: closed on Tuesday night for the last time after 88 years as a licensed premises. Work began yesterday on conversion of the premises into offices for City Council staff. The only bar open on Tuesday was the saloon and the licensee, Mr. Eric Fletcher, farewelled his customers with free drinks.''
Chronicle, Thursday 2 July 1953, page 40

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