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Elm Court
Elm Court Motel on Townsend St in Albury 02.jpg
Elm Court Motel, 2017
Location 435 Townsend Street, Albury, City of Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Built 1885–
Architect Gordon and Gordon
Owner Indexe Pty Ltd
Official name: Elm Court
Type state heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 140
Type Other - Commercial
Category Commercial

Elm Court is a heritage-listed former carriage house and harness workshop and now motel at 435 Townsend Street, Albury, City of Albury, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Gordon and Gordon and built in 1885. The property is owned by Indexe Pty Ltd. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

Elm Court was constructed as a coach building and harness workshop for James Higgins, with a residence on the upper floor. Higgins opened for business in 1888.

It was converted into a motel in the mid-1980s.

Description

Red brick, two-storey construction in the Georgian style. The ground floor has a large, wide door in the northern end of the eastern façade, reflecting its original purpose as a coach building business.

Heritage listing

Elm Court was constructed in c.1880 as a coach building and harness making establishment with a residence on the second floor. The business, during its operation, added substantially to the economy of Albury. Currently it is a contributory item to the historic character of Albury.

Early coach industry in Albury - important for its silhouette and several recyclings.

Elm Court was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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