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Hotel:Oxford Arms Hotel


Hotel Address:

[83] Oxford Street, west wide, north of Peel Street
Collingwood 3066
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Most Recent Name:

Oxford Arms Hotel (1858 - 1897)

Previous Name(s):


When Built/Licenced:


When Delicensed:


Status of Building:

Demolished c. 1898.


In October 1877 tenders were invited for plastering the Oxford Arms

Heritage Victoria Register:


National Trust Register:


Collingwood Conservation Study 1989 & 1995:

Reference re building of Foy and Gibson factories

City of Yarra Heritage Review 1998:


City of Yarra Review of Heritage Overlay Areas, 2007 & Heritage Database:



Kearney 1855: N ; Hodgkinson 1858: Y ; MMBW: N/A


Mrs Frances Kavanagh was the first publican and owner of this brick hotel, and remained until the late 1870s. In October 1877 the hotel was being spruced up, as tenders were invited first for plastering, then shortly afterwards for painting and wallpapering. ( The Argus, 17 October, and 29 October 1877, p. 3). This may have been in readiness for the sale of the hotel, or may have been done by the new owner.

As the Foy and Gibson retail and manufacturing empire expanded, the company bought up properties in Oxford and Cambridge streets to demolish and replace with their factories and warehouses. (See Foy and Gibson )

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