Pembroke Inn 1856 (opened and closed in the same year)

54 Acland Street, corner Fawkner Street, St Kilda
MEL: 58 A10


Established by the entrepreneurial Frederick Rees, this brick and stucco hotel, built on foundations of stone, contained 21 rooms.  At the rear of the hotel was a weatherboard building used as a dining room. It was deemed ‘before its time’, closed prematurely, and then leased by William H Northcote who opened his school, St Kilda Grammar, on the site on Monday 19 January 1857.  It is now the site of the Dog’s Bar and Harley Court.


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