Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Albemarle – Found just off the corner of Cuba, at 59 Ghuznee Street.

I’ve driven and walked past this grand old Edwardian building many times and often wondered about its history. Wonder no more… The 1905-vintage Albemarle Hotel is an unreinforced masonry building, soon to be earthquake strengthened and refurbished by Developer Ian Cassels. (That man deserves a medal). From a hotel to a brothel to a boarding house and used latterly as the Mayfair Gentlemen's Club, there is certainly some entertaining history.


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