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Tjir now hotol orectod by Mr S. Jagger on tho largo block at the foot of Franklyn Koad, Union and Drpke streets 13 now approaching completion. This block was purchased from Messrs L. I). Nathan and Co. for £5,000, and on tho oxtremo cornor has been erectid a handsome structure of brick and plaster, in which Mr Jagger propo.-es shaH be carried on the trade of the old Rob Roy Hotel. Tho building contains 2j rooms, having ample accommodation for tho requirements of tho district. On the basement floor are tho kitchen, pantry, scullery, coal cellar, store-room, and three servants' bodrooms. The kitchen has every convenisnee, such as a lift communicating with the dining-room above, hot and cold water taps, &c, while all tho rooms are match-lined and carefully finished. On the ground floor is the bar, facing tho corner, a handsomely furnished room, 24 by 20 feet. This is to contain a circular counter with all tho modern conveniences to trade. A largo dining-room fronts Drake-stroot, and in tho rear aro three neat and commodious sitting-rooms, all connected with tho bar by oiectric bells, which are also laid on upstairs. A roomy hall runs right round tho bar, and from it a handsame staircase loads to tho top floor, which contains nine bedrooms, a commodious sitting-room, 20 x 16, from tho Oriental bow window of which n splendid view of tho harbour is obtained, bath-room, W.C., and linen closet Tho outside of tho building is being finished in pressed brick with plastor facings. Tho contractors wero Messrs Clcghom and Kosscr, and tho sub-contractor for tho carpentering, painting, &c, MrEUingham, who havo carried out thoir w <rk faithfully. It is proposed that Mr VV. Regan, who has so long carried nn tho Rob Roy, shall bo liconsco of tho new hotel,

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THE NEW ROB ROY HOTEL., Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 22, 27 January 1886

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THE NEW ROB ROY HOTEL. Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 22, 27 January 1886

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