Grosvenor Hotel 1860 -

10 Brighton Road, corner Grosvenor Street, St Kilda
MEL: 58 D12




Grosvenor Hotel, 2004


Built in 1860, the unimposing Grosvenor was once part of a group of coaching inns on Brighton Road, which is deeply entrenched in the early settlement of Victoria, given there were coach stops along the first track to the Mornington Peninsula. The original owner of the building was Henry Wills, and the first licensee was Daniel Lilton Reed in 1865.

The Argus records that a meeting of the Church of England was held at the Grovsenor on 18 September 1870.

Architects Crouch and Wilson called for tenders for stuccowork in 1879. Spanish mission style alterations were designed by architect Harry A. Norris, and constructed by builder JW Pinnock in 1928.  Norris’s style was considered ahead of its time and this hotel is a reflection of his architecturally progressive outlook.




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