Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fire at the Hibernian

Saw two fire engines in attendance when I went past the Hibernian on Sunday evening.
Apparently it started with a fire in the kitchen of the restaurant. The upstairs rooms have had to be vacated.

The Hibernian was built in 1868. Originally a rough structure on the corner of two newly built streets - Ross and the extension of Graham - it sufferd a serious fire in 1871. The Hibernian and the Clare Castle are the last Port Melbourne hotels found west of the railway.

[source Chartered Scoundrels: A brief history of Port Melbourne hotels by Pat Grainger]
available from the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society

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