Tasmania Living History QR Code Walks

Stop 19 Jones Hotel

Stop 19 Jones Hotel

The first Bay View Hotel was constructed in 1875 by prominent local businessman, Captain William Jones. Here, a two storey weatherboard building was erected, generally known as Jones’ Hotel. Jones and his family lived on site until 1878, before leasing the hotel. Thomas Wiseman became the eventual owner in 1884.

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Standing on the corner of Cattley and marine Terrace look north towards the old building on the corner.

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  • On 27 January 1896 the hotel was gutted by the fire that destroyed the Bay View and Commercial hotels. It was reconstructed in the same year to become the new Bay View Hotel. Wiseman constructed a new brick Bay View Hotel in 1899, incorporating Jones’ adjoining brick store.
  • The ground floor contained Jones’ Auction Mart, the middle floor a skating rink, and the top floor hotel rooms associated with Thomas Wiseman’s neighbouring Bay View Hotel.
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