Esplanade Hotel (the Espy): 11 The Esplanade, ST KILDA
Building ProfileName : Esplanade Hotel (the Espy)
LocationAddress: 11 The Esplanade
City: ST KILDA
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1878
Original use: Club/Hotel/Coffee Palace
Current use: Club/Hotel/Coffee Palace
number of floors : 3
Built in the Victorian period in the Renaissance Revival style
The Espy is one of the most loved of St.Kildas many hotels since its heyday when the seaside village was a playground resort. It has since played a big part in supporting the original live music scene in Melbourne.
The building underwent modifications in 1921s with the construction of a portico replacing the previous elegant twin storey cast iron verandahs.
Despite National Trust listing in 1990, the Esplande Hotel building is currently under threat from re-development.
HistoryArchitect: Smith & Johnson
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