Throwback Thursday: Railway Hotel


In 1842, the settlement of Richmond began, twelve years later Richmond was named and in 1883 the Richmond Hotel was built.

The hotel was one of several pubs located on the well known Quadrant of Richmond.


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During Victorian times, the hotel hosted a well-frequented pub and at one stage, cattle yards.

In 2007 the Historic Railway Hotel announced it’s closure and in 2009 archaeologists went beneath the floorboards to uncover remnants from another time, during the building’s demolition.

The iconic hotel was 125 years old before it’s closure and is believed to have been the first building on the site.

The hotel was replaced with a multimillion-dollar food complex that currently hosts Richmond’s drive-through McDonald’s fast food outlet and Bar 321.