The Terminus Hotel.
Built in 1865 and originally called Coopers Arms Inn.
It was renamed the Terminus Hotel about 1911, after the tram that terminated its run right outside the hotel (the tram has long gone).
It was the local pub for the quarry workers, sugar mill workers and power station workers.
The scene of many a happy after work drink and possibly the odd bar brawl.
It closed its doors for the last time in 1984 when it was sold privately and boarded up.
And that was that.
Eventually the building was covered in ivy.
Happily our walk was during winter so we were able to see the old sign through the hibernating climbers.
It was sold again in April 2016 to a private developer for $5 million.
And we all know what that means.........
One can only hope that it's not demolished to make way for yet more apartments.
Though I would suggest a good going over with the weed whacker.
You can see some amazing photos of the inside at Lost Collective
Terminus Hotel, Pyrmont, Sydney - July 2016
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