Hotel:Baden Powell Hotel
Hotel ID No5
61 Victoria Parade
Most Recent Name:
Baden Powell Hotel (1900 to present)
New Bendigo Hotel (1872 - 1899)
Status of Building:
Renovated during the inter-war period in the Moderne style; windows later altered
Heritage Victoria Register:
National Trust Register:
Collingwood Conservation Study 1989 & 1995:
Part C, pp. 633-634
City of Yarra Heritage Review 1998:
City of Yarra Review of Heritage Overlay Areas, 2007 & Heritage Database:
Contributory to HO 336
Kearney 1855: N ; Hodgkinson 1858: N ; MMBW: Detail Plan 1197 & 1198, 1899.
Almost the first publican was Yorkshireman Joseph Brownhill, who was at the helm from 1873 until his death in 1891, when, in a common pattern for publicans, his wife Fanny took over. Brownhill had previously been licensee at the Norfolk Hotel in Easey Street.
The name of this hotel was changed in 1900 to commemorate Robert Baden-Powell. During the Second Boer War, Baden-Powell became a national hero for his role in the Siege of Mafeking, 1899-1900, the most famous British action in the Second Boer War.
The hotel was renovated again in 2008-2009; with the exception of enlarged ground floor windows, the exterior has not greatly changed.