Crown and Sceptre Hotel
This building, in which the Crown and Sceptre nestle so effectively in the small pediment, was designed in 1877 by William Mc Minn for William Hubble. The façade to the street has lost something with the erection of a canopy over the pavement.
The Crown and Sceptre Hotel is architecturally significant as an excellent example of an Italianate design by the notable architectural firm of Woods & McMinn. The classically designed details are excellently executed and still remain in good condition. The building also demonstrates the technological innovation of EJ Woods and his experiments in venting buildings later applied in his designs for public schools and Parliament House. A substantial amount of the original ventilation system still remains intact.