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Southern Cross Hotel, King William Street, 1913

Photo taken 01 January 1913

State Library Catalogue Reference: B 757

Established at 62 King William Street in 1846 as the Greyhound Hotel. Became the Southern Cross in 1847 and rebuilt in 1879. Ceased trading in 1974. Building now part of the Southern Cross Arcade. In 1974 the license was transferred to premises at 21 James Place and was still known as the Southern Cross but now known as the James Place Hotel. Lino Gattorna ran the hotel from 1909 to 1916.

One of the most popular hostelries in the city is the Southern Cross Hotel. Appropriately named, it is small wonder that it is patronised by all who enjoy a good drink, be it alcoholic or of the temperance variety. Mr. P. J. Flannagan, late of Port Pirie, entered into possession of the hotel some months ago, and he has fully maintained the high reputation the hotel has always enjoyed. For the benefit of travellers Mr. Flannagan has a special tariff of 5/ for bed and breakfast, a boon which is largely availed of by country visitors especially. The cuisine is of a very high standard, and in no establishment in Adelaide is it possible to enjoy a better meal than at the Southern Cross Hotel.'
Daily Herald, Thursday 22 March 1917, page 7

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