Coronation Hotel, Currie Street, 1938


Photo taken 12 April 1938

B 7466 On the north-west corner of Currie Street and Rosina Street. Established in 1846 as the Golden Fleece Inn. Name changes included Crown Inn (1871-1937), Coronation (1937-1979), Hotel California (1979-1984), Armstrong's Tavern (1984-1987), and finally the College Arms in conjunction with Adelaide TAFE College. The building has been demolished. 'Put-and-Take Players Fined 5/ Two couples who were detected by a member of the police gaming squad playing the unlawful game of put-and-take in the lounge of the Coronation Hotel, Currie street, on November 20, were each fined 5/ by Mr. Muirhead. P.M. in the Adelaide Police Court today. Constable Turnbull, who prosecuted, said that when the couples were questioned by Inspector Duthie, who is in charge of the gaming squad, they admitted that they had been spinning a put-and take top for penny stakes to pass the time away while having a few drinks. All of them had a few small coins in front of them on the table at which they were seated. The defendants were two R.A.A.F. dental mechanics. John Roy Cooper and Albert John Ploenges, Miss Marjorie Ellen May Richardson, and Mrs. Isobel Ploenges. of Scarborough street. Glenelg.' The News, Monday 30 November 1942, page 5 The hotel in 1939, with an art deco facade, can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/state_library_south_australia/22396... Visit the State Library of South Australia to view more photos of South Australia.