In September 2016 someone at Lost Newcastle asked about the old Clyde Hotel, wanting a photo of the building, saying it was later turned into a seaman’s mission. I couldn’t find anything in the usual places like Cultural Collections, State Library, but a Trove story about the building did turn up in Trove (I remembered to search with ‘Illustrations’). The photo is below, and the story from The Newcastle Sun, 10 Sept. 1924 is here: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165280609?searchTerm=Clyde+Hotel+carrington&searchLimits=l-illustrated%3Dtrue
Clyde Hotel, Carrington NSW Australia, photo from The Newcastle Sun, 10/9/1924
I also found an interesting pdf article (unknown year) from Edward (Ted) Coulin about the history of Carrington. On p. 30 he states:
A licence for a third hotel, the “Sailors Home”, was granted to Richard Wilcox in May 1876. This hotel probably was on the western corner of Cowper Street South and Little Young (Lott) Street. The licence transferred to Henry Sharp in 1880 but the annual licence issued to Sharp in 1884 was for the Clyde Hotel which certainly was on that site. There was no further licence issued for a “Sailors Home Hotel”, the change of name possibly because of the opening of the Coutt’s Sailors Home at 88 Scott Street, Newcastle in 1883. In 1925 the “Clyde” became the Carrington Branch Institute of the Newcastle Seamen’s Mission.
— Coulin, Edward (Ted) Coulin, ‘History of Carrington), unknown year.
So, it seems the Clyde Hotel was here:
Location of the old Clyde Hotel, cnr. Cowper & Lott Sts, Carrington (Googlemaps, 2010)
And a live Googlemaps version:
More information as I find it.
© Matthew Ward, 2016