Coronation Hotel, Currie Street, Adelaide, 1939


Photo taken 07 April 1939

B 7466 On the north-west corner of Currie Street and Rosina Street. Established in 1846 as the Golden Fleece Inn. Name changes included Crown Inn (1871-1937), Coronation (1937-1979), Hotel California (1979-1984), Armstrong's Tavern (1984-1987), and finally the College Arms in conjunction with Adelaide TAFE College. The building has been demolished. “Illegal Bookmaker Walter Keith Aitken, salesman, of the Coronation Hotel, Currie street, City, was fined £60 with £2/12/ costs, by Mr. Clarke, S.M., in the Adelaide Police Court today for having illegally carried on business as a bookmaker at Adelaide on August 8. Mr. D. C. Williams, of the Crown Law Department, prosecuted, and Mr. J. E. Kelly appeared for Aitken.” The News, Thursday 11 October 1945, p3 The Coronation Hotel, pre art deco facade, can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/15508... The Coronation Hotel in 1966 www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/30015... The College Arms in 1993 www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/44514... Visit the State Library of South Australia to view more photos of South Australia.