Beaumaris Hotel

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 The 126-year saga of the Beaumaris Hotel, at 472 Beach Road, Beaumaris (western corner of Bodley Street) 

Hon. Thomas Bent, later Premier of Victoria, laid Its foundation stone, as the Great Southern Hotel, in 1888 during the land boom. See website re its latest form here.

See its demise in 2014 below. In living memory, the grand hotels at Hampton, Sandringham, Red Bluff, and now Beaumaris, have been lost, with Mentone to go soon. 

Hotel Beaumaris c. 1910 with
original Mansard roof, from State Library of Victoria   

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  Beauy 1950
The Hotel, with original Mansard
roof, which survived past the Edwardian era
The scaled-down Beaumaris Hotel,
still with its Victorian-era style, about 1950
Beauy 2006 
Crudely re-modelled as the “Beaumaris
Pavilion”, about 2000
The “Beaumaris”,
in 2011, soon to be
touted for “apartments”
VCAT-approved
demolition, despite the ‘Heritage
Overlay HO66‘:2014-09-11
The completed
apartment structure that replaced the Beaumaris
Hotel, as seen in August 2016. BCS Inc. accepts
that at least a ‘reasonable
visual result
‘ has been produced.

The ruin of the former Beaumaris
Hotel above is all that will remain of what was one of Beaumaris’s
oldest surviving buildings, and was, until the
completion of its replacement by apartments –
with 120 underground car parking spaces – the
biggest building ever built in Beaumaris.

Click here for a 3-minute video showing an aerial
view of the
demolition, approved by the VCAT,
of all – except the facade – of
the Beaumaris Hotel 1888 – 2014, and the
profligate digging up, removal from Beaumaris, and
ultimate dispersal, of a vast quantity of original
Beaumaris geological material.

See BCS Inc.’s 2012 letter of objection to the form of the proposed redevelopment, and itssupport at the VCAT in 2013 for Bayside Council’s refusal of a permit.

Link to Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc. – BCS Inc. has been a Member
Organization of it since 1970