The History of Hunter Street Part 2 from #299 to the end of the South Side

A Historical Chronological List of ‘Who was who in Business in downtown Hunter Street' from before the turn of the Century, till now….

Lost Hunter St, Our story Continues....


A Historical listing by property number of the early businesses of Hunter Street, Newcastle.

(updated 07/02/2019)

This project is continual “work in progress”
as I find more information, it will be added


If you are looking for my other blog on the  “Greek Cafe’s of old Hunter St” Click Here..


The Highlights represent HotelsCafeSpecial places. This is the South Side of the Street (Sunny Side of street)


NOTES on the Hunter St Numbering System at the end of this page.

Due to the uneven Hunter St numbering systems, the street has been divided into 2 blocks, starting with the South side 1 and South side 2 followed by the North side


SOUTH SIDE OF HUNTER STREET (The North side is at the end of the South list)

The South side of the Street is known by novocastrians as the 'Sunny Side'


Hunter & Darby St's (Photo Uni)

299 Hunter St / 41 Hunter St West   Newcastle, (in 1909 it was 41 Hunter St)

  • 1909 – David Israel, Clothier
  • 1920 – Duncalfe & Co, Mercers
  • 1930 – Star Markets, Grocers
  • 1938 – J. Harrington, Radio Dealer
  • 1938 – 2HD Sunshine Club Room
  • 1938 – H.C. Walkley, Dentist
  • 1940 – Reg Taylor, Florist
  • 1950 – J.Dickens & W. Carey, Agents Manufacturing
  • 1970 – The Kensington Theatre.
  • 2016 – The Kensington Nightclub
  • Currently:  it is Ginger Meg’s Restaurant with King St Access.
  • Property Owner: DESIGNED PROPERTY SOLUTIONS (NSW) PTY LIMITED 1750


301 Hunter St / 43 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Crown-Darby block
  • 1880 – P. Baker, Fruiterer
  • 1909 – Sidney May, Chemist
  • 1920 – Hart & Meyer, Chemist
  • 1938 – Colin Bros Pty Ltd, Tailors
  • Currently: it is an Art Gallery Cafe
  • Property Owner:G PATSANTZOPOULOS & C PATSAN 2303

303 Hunter St / 45 Hunter St West  NewcastleCrown-Darby block

  • 1880 – Refreshment Rooms
  • 1909 – Melitos Stathis, Oyster Saloon
  • 1920 – James Brothers, Groceries
  • 1926-1940 – Reg A Baker  Hairdresser and tobacconist, Fishing Tackle
  • 1941 – Sproul’s Milk Bar.
  • 1948 – The Embassy Cafeproprietors were Constantine Karanges and Michael Peter Karanges
  • 1948 – The Embassy Cafe  in 1976 the proprietor was Peter Douglas.
  • Currently The Embassy Cafe. It appears to be Hunter Street’s last surviving authentic Greek cafe. 
  • Property Owner: P DOUGLAS & M DOUGLAS 2300


    305 Hunter St / 47 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Crown-Darby block

    • 1909 – Henry J. Charnock, Tailor
    • 1910 – Harry Hales, Tobacconist
    • 1916-1926 – Reg A Baker , Tobacconist, Hairdresser, fishing tackle
    • 1930-1950 – Singer Sewing machine Co,
    • 1938 – The Bridge Dry Cleaners
    • Currently : – Exotic Style clothing store Property Owner: PETER WYPER PAINTING PTY. LTD. 2323


    307 Hunter St / 49 Hunter St West / 1 Blane St  Newcastle, Crown-Darby block, Argyle Building

    • 1880 – Westway & Nolan, Tailors
    • 1909 – J. Cotterill, Ham & Beef Shop     49chk
    • 1920 – G. Grivas,Confectionary & Refreshment Rooms
    • 1930 – Mrs J Tarifas, Fruiter
    • 1938 – City Meat Market
    • 1940 – Austen’s Frocks.
    • 1950 – Cyril Griffin, Frocks.
    • Currently : - Vo’s Hot Bread Shop
    • Property Owner: V D VO 2300


    309 Hunter St / 51 Hunter St West 3 Blane St Newcastle, Crown-Darby block, Argyle Building

    • 1909 – Miss Lee Morris, Florist
    • 1920-1930 – N. Dach & Co, Drapers
    • 1932 – Bargain hub, Drapery & Fancy Goods
    • 1938 – T. Jack & Son, Fruiterer
    • 1950 – Percy G. Pigeon, Newsagency.
    • Currently : – The Umbrian Newsagency    chk pt 51
    • Property Owner: GALLANE PHOTOGRAPHY PTY LIMITED 2042


    311 Hunter St / 51a Hunter St West5 Blane St  Newcastle, Crown-Darby block

    • 1880 – W.T. Gibb & Co, Cabinet Makers 1920 – Harry Lewis, Second Hand Dealer
    • 1920–1950 – A.J. Hamilton, Boot and Shoe retailers. 
    • Currently :  - Adele’s Thai Massage 
    • Property Owner:D P GRIFFIN 2303


      313 Hunter St / 53 Hunter St West / 7 Blane St  Newcastle, Crown-Darby block

      • 1880 – L. Davies, Confectionary
      • 1909 – Black & Tarefas, Fishmonger,
      • 1920 – E. Eggleston, Florist
      • 1930 – Miss G. Davidson, Florist
      • 1938-1950 – Beaths Bird Shop, Bird Dealers
      • Currently :  - Fusion Gourmet Bites and Coffee.  
      • Property Owner:J PSAKIS & S PSAKIS & J XEPTERAS 2280


      315 Cnr Hunter St / 55 Hunter St West / 9 Blane St Newcastle, Crown-Darby block

      • 1876 – The Tattersalls Hotel  (1880 D. Brent, William Ward)
      • 1917 – The Golden Heart Parlour.
      • 1922 – Fish Shop
      • 1930-1938 – D. McLeod, Jewelry, watches, silverplate ware, importer
      • 1938-1950 – Miss L. Samuels, Dressmaker
      • 1938 – Wes Oakes, Tailor
      • 1938 – Serge Parlours, Tailors Materials
      • Currently:  – a Kebabs shop     chk ok55


      <<<<< Crossing over Darby St and continuing west along Blane / Hunter Street >>>>
      Southern side of Hunter St, Darby to Burwood St Block

      Hunter St near Darby Intersection (Photo Uni) 


      317-319 Hunter St / 57 Hunter St West / 11 Blane St  Newcastle,

      • 1878-1950 – The Royal Hotel  (Mary Ann Fryer)
      • 1996 – The Telstra Building  


      321-323 Hunter St / 59 Hunter St West  / 13 Blane St Newcastle,
      • 1909 Herbert & Silverthorn, Jewelers
      • 1920 – Will Orrell, Bookseller & Stationer
      • 1932 – Sports Dyers & Cleaners


       <<<<< Crossing over Burwood St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
      South side of Hunter St, Burwood to Auckland St Block

      Newcastle Court House 2018

      325 Hunter St / 63 Hunter St West / 13 Blane St Newcastle,

      • 1860-1930 – Northumberland Permanent Building Investment, Land & loan Society & savings Bank.
      • 1909 – George Green, Hairdresser
      • 1910-1930 – Australian Metropolitan Life Assurance
      • 1910-1930 – Peter Bennett, Architect & Estate Agent 
      • 1910-1930 – Mrs I.M. Largen
      • 1910-1930 – Mrs E. Webster
      • 1910-1930 – Geo. A. Groundwater
      • 2018 - Newcastle Court House 
      • Currently:  Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House 


        327-329 Hunter St 65 Hunter St West / 15 Blane St Newcastle,

        • 1909 – J.D. Smith, Bicycle Manufacturer 
        • 1920 – Gibson Vulcanizing Co
        • 1920 – Australian Metropolitan Life Assurance Co
        • 1930 – Mercantile Mutual Insurance Coy. Ltd. Tel 162
        • 1930 – The Old Curiosity Shop, Gems, Curious Musical Instruments Tel 322
        • 1938 – Hamall’s Sports Store
        • Currently:  Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House 


          331-333 Hunter St / 67-71 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
          • 1909–1938 – D.R. Israel Ltd, suit manufacturers, The Sovereign saving Tailor, Clothier, Mercer & outfitter, Antique Dealers..
          • Currently:  Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House


          335-337 Hunter St / 73 Hunter St West  Newcastle, 
          • 1909 – Mrs Julia Woodford, Fruiterer
          • 1920 – Metters Ltd, Stove Manufactures
          • 1930 – London Furnishing Co Ltd.
          • 1940 – David Jones, Radio ServiceAdvertised: Radio Mechanic, competent senior, for radio service. Apply, with references, David Jones Ltd.
          • 1950 – Bargain Arcade, Fancy goods dealers
          • Currently:  Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House 

          339 Hunter St / 75 Hunter St West Newcastle,
          • 1909 – William Orrell, Stationer
          • 1930-1938 – James Walker, Refreshment Rooms
          • 1945 – The Brown Derby  In late 1945 Jim Kimon Kolivas bought the established tea rooms in the Fredrick Ash Block and opened The Brown Derby Cafe with brown bowler hats as lamp shades over the booths. Jim Kolivas was always on the move and had ‘grand ideas’ so by 1948, he sold the cafe to John RaftyJerry Kolivas, Jan Rafty and Nouli Maroulis. It was located near the Clarendon Hotel.LaterJim Kolivas then went on to put down a deposit to buy property on the corner of Tudor and Steel Streets. It was a grocery store with a flat above in a brick building and behind was a long weatherboard which was a single story 8 rooms used as a boarding house. This did not last long and was sold to Gerry (Gerassimos) Cominos when he wanted ‘out of the purchase’ and is now the site where the Tudor Inn Motel operates. The motel was built in partnership with John Raftos in 1973
          • Note: Demolished after the 1989 Earthquake..
          • Currently Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House 

          341b Hunter St / 77 Hunter St West  Newcastle,

          • 1909 – Mrs Jane Walker, Fruiterer 
          • 1950 – L. Thearle Butcher.
          • Currently Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House 
          • Property Owner: NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL

          341 Hunter St / 79 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
          • 1909 – Clement Mills, Butcher
          • 1920-1938 – A. Back & Sons, Butcher
          • 1940-1950 – Huxtable’s Arcade, Agent Lottery, Hairdresser.
          • Currently:  Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL


          343-345 Hunter St / 81-83 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
          • 1909–1930 – T. Garrett & Son, Product Merchant
          • 1938 – K. Davis & Co, Tailors
          • 1938 – Smart’s Bag Store, Travel Goods
          • Currently:  Buildings now Demolished for the New Newcastle Court House 


          The Clarendon Hotel 
          347-349 Hunter St / 85-87 Hunter St West  Newcastle,

          • 1909-2018 – The Clarendon Hotel  (T.L. Fines, 1938 G. Jenkins)
          • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300  ok85


          345-351 Hunter St / 89-91 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Morpeth House Built 1936,
          • 1909–1920 – The Great Northern Venetian Blind Works, Fred J Scorer,  Blind Manufacturers & Wallpapers 
          • 1930 – G. Harris & Co, Drapers
          • 1938 – Dangar, Gedye & Malloch Ltd, Farm Machinery & Electrical Refrigeration
          • CurrentlyNow part of the Clarendon Hotel


          353 Hunter St / 93 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Newcastle, Morpeth House Built 1936,
          • 1909 – Charles McLennan, Insurance
          • 1930 – A. Hart Meyer, Chemist
          • 1932-1938 – C. Huxtable, Hairdresser
          • 1940-1950 – J Kirkham, seedman


          355 Hunter St / 95 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
          • 1909 – Dach & Co, Drapers
          • 1920 – R. Armstrong, Hairdresser
          • 1938-1940 – Sobbs Furniture,
          • 1950 – Keating Furnishing Company, Carpet Warehousemen.


          Dinny O’Brien (photo Newcastle Herald) 357-361
          357 Hunter St / 97 Hunter St West  Newcastle,  Frederick Ash Building.
          • 1855.1909 – Frederick Ash, iron & Oil importers 
          • 1916-1939 –Dinny O’Brien. Pawnbroker,
          • NoteHe moved his business to Hunter Street, Newcastle, but it was not particularly successful. Because the shop he occupied had previously housed a second-hand dealer, many visitors came to the store inquiring about second-hand goods.  That, inspired Dinny to branch out from tailoring into the second-hand trade – a business he quickly found to be lucrative and interesting.
          • 1920 – Dinny O’Brien, Outfitter
          • Currently: – Frederick Ash Building, Digital Print Services
          • For further info on The Frederick Ash Building
          • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300

          363-365 Cnr Hunter St / 99 Hunter St West  NewcastleBennett & Wood Building
          • 1909-1919 – Bennett & Wood, Cycle Manufacturer, ok99
          • 1920 – James Walker,Restaurant
          • 1920 – Mrs Maude Buffier
          • 1930-1950, – J.A. Simpson, Drapers
          • 1930 – W. Last Nelson, Dentist
          • 1930 – Mrs A. Buxton, Cafe
          • 1950 – Dinny O’Brien 
          • Currently: – The Blue Door Cafe


          371 Hunter St  / 101 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
          • 1909 – Robert Ferguson, Medical Practitioner.
          • 1920 – Albert J. Grant
          • 1938 – Note: This was built on Wheeler Place, now Demolished


          << Crossing over Wheeler Place and continuing west along Hunter, Blane Street >>
          South side of Hunter St, Wheeler Place to Auckland St Block

          373 Hunter St / 103 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block,
          • 1930 – Newcastle City Council, Electric Supply Depot and Shop

          The Black Diamond Hotel (photo uonarchi)
          375 Hunter St / 105 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1865-1909 – The Black Diamond Hotel. Not all of the 55 hotels of Victorian Newcastle were grand with extensive verandahs. The Black Diamond Hotel, Hunter Street West, was a particularly rough diamond. In 1901 the proprietor was M. Hall and to the right of the hotel was a book bookstore belonging to John Ash and an Ironmongers. 
          • 1920 – Vacant Land
          • 1932 – Civic Theatre
          • 1932 – Newcastle Theatres Ltd, Reg Office
          • 1932 – 2HD, Reg Office
          • 1948-1949 – Civic Theatre renovations
          • 1954 – CinemaScope installed
          • 1955-1956 – minor alterations to proscenium Renovated 1970’s early
          • 1974-1976 – conversion to live theatre
          • 1978 – Playhouse theatre created within centre
          • 1990 – major refurbishment and restoration
          • 1909 – Mrs E. Brown
          • 1938 – A.E. Goodwin, Dentist For further information on the Civic Theatre
          • CurrentlyThe Civic Theatre.

          377 Hunter St / 107-117 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1920 – Vacant Land
          • 1930-1950 – Civic Theatre & Winter Garden
          • 1950 – Police & Citizens Boys Club
          • 1980 – Henry Mousetrap disco at the civic Winter garden


          Civic Tram Stop

          379 Hunter St / 109 Hunter St West  NewcastleCivic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1920 – Vacant Land
          • 1932 – The Gift Shop, Ornaments
          • 1938 – Simpson’s, Frocks
          • 1940 – Baby Bunting, Children’s Clothing     
          • 1950-1954 – Scott Bros Cafe, proprietor Mr P Scott


          381-391 Hunter St, Newcastle, Civic Block,
          • 1938 – Adel Tailoring Co Ltd    111


          383  Hunter St, Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building  113
          • 1932-1950 – Scott Brothers CafeConfectionery & Refreshment Rooms


          385 Hunter St, Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building  115
          • 1932 – Hart & Meyer, Chemist
          • 1938-1950 – Civic Pharmacy, H.H. Martin, Chemist


          387  Hunter St, Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building 117
          • 1938 – Civette, Ladies Hairdresser
          • 1950 – Cela Hats, Milliner


          389-395 Hunter St / 119 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1850-1909 – The Post Office Hotel,  (George Hudson)
          • 1920 – The Railway Hotel (Mrs Ellen M Markham)
          • 1938 – British Motor & Cycle Co Pty Ltd, Cycles & Motor Cycles
          • 1948 – Civic Salon, Art Salon

          391 Hunter St / 121a Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1938 – B.F. Dalby, Optician

          395-405 Hunter St / 121b Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1938 – Rebuilding

          397 Hunter St / 121c Hunter St West  NewcastleCivic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1909 – Robert Thompson, Jeweler
          • 1920 – Lovett & Adams, Electro plater
          • 1930-1946 – The Central Tea Rooms, cafe virtually next to the new UNI. Chris Gianacas proprietor and later Con & Arthur Gianacas
          • 1932 – Wilson’s Florist
          • 1938 – Rebuilding 395-405 Hunter St

          399 Hunter St / 123 Hunter St West  NewcastleCivic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1909 – Frederick G. Bannister, Locksmith
          • 1920-1930 – Richard Morrison, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
          • 1932 – Mrs E. Burton, Dealer
          • 1938 – Rebuilding 395-405 Hunter St

          401 Hunter St / 125 Hunter St West   Newcastle, Civic Block,
          • 1909-1932 – James P. McGlynn, Bootmaker
          • 1938 – Rebuilding 395-405 Hunter St
          • 1940 – McElwain’s Specialty Store


          403 Hunter St / 127 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, Civic Theatre Building
          • 1909 – James. Berriman, Produce Merchant
          • 1920-1930 – Engineers & colliery Supplies Co. Ltd.
          • 1950 – Hemingway and Robertson, Business Colleges
          • 1950 – National Commercial College. Business Colleges
          • 1950 – Parisian Chemical Co, Chemist Manufacturing.
          • 1950 – Thomas, Nash & Company, Accountant
          • 1950 – Perrett Mons, Chiropodists 
          • 1966 The Stardust Cafe proprietor was John Raftos.  John purchased the Cafe from Nouli Maroulis. Since then it was taken over by the Theakos family and later resold to George Fellas,  it was named Civic Lunch Delights. It was located opposite the old Civic Railway Station and near the Civic Theatre.
          • Currently Civic Lunch Delights
          • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300


            405 Hunter St / 129 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block,
            • 1909 – Goninan & Co Ltd, Engineers
            • 1950 – The Commercial Bank of Australia
            • Currently:  All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle

            407 Hunter St / 131 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, 
            • 1938-1950 – Green Coupon Pty Ltd,
            • 1940-1950 – Wilson Civic Florist.
            • Currently:  All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle

            409  Hunter St / 133 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block,
            • 1920 – Perc, C. Clarke, Outfitter
            • 1930 – W.H. Bruce, Tilers
            • 1932 – D. Shepherd, Cake Shop
            • 1938 – Kenya, Cake Shop
            • 1944 – The Victory, Milk Bar
            • Currently:   All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle
            • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL 2300

            411 Hunter St / 137 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block,
            • 1909-1920 – James E. Sanderson,  Hairdresser
            • 1930 – Aussie Mart, (G. Player) Fruiterer
            • 1938 – R. Morrison, Hairdresser
            • Currently:   All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle
            new space newcastle city campus 2018 (Photo Uni)tion
            413 Hunter St / 139 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block,
            • 1909 – James Terry, Bookseller
            • 1920 – H.J. Ginges, Outfitter & Bookseller
            • 1930-1938 – J. E. Blackeby, Dir
            • Currently All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle

            Civic, Nock and Kirby’s, SCC Homewares, Federal Hotel, Simpsons (Photo Newcastle Herald)

            415-417 Hunter St / 139a Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block, 
            • 1960-1983 Nock and Kirby’s Homewares, Nock and Kirby began as a partnership of Thomas Nock and Herbert Kirby in 1894. It became a limited liability company in 1906. All stores were changed to BBC Hardware following acquisition by Burns Philp in 1983.  
            • 1970’s Shortland County Council showroom, Fridges, Stoves, appliances.
            • Currently The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle
            • Note:   All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle
            • More Information on the NeW Space University of Newcastle 


            417 Hunter St / 141 Hunter St West, Newcastle, Civic Block,
            • 1850 – The Princes Royal Hotel  ..
            • 1909 – Federal Hotel  (Thomas Lancey)
            • 1910 – Stones Federal Hotel (B.K.Walley)
            • Later  The Civic Hotel ..  Demolished around 2010      141chk
            • Note: All buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle  

            1899 A. Breckenridge Draper & Importer  (photo uonarchi)
            419-421 Cnr Hunter St / 143-147 Hunter St Newcastle, Civic Block,
            • 1899 – A. Breckenridge Draper & Importer Breckenridge built Lanarkshire House and opened a draper and importing shop on the ground floor. He acquired the land in 1869 and by 1880 it was not only an established commercial enterprise it was also a home of 5 bedrooms, a parlour, dining room, a servant’s room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry.
            • 1920 – Lane & Quinn Ltd, General Store
            • 1930 – Ranson’s, Crockery & Kitchenware
            • 1938-1985 – Goulds Pty Ltd, Furniture Simpsons Drapery Store
            • CurrentlyAll buildings demolished to make way for The NeW Space, The University of Newcastle
            • Property Owner:NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL

            < South Crossing over Auckland Street and continuing west along Hunter Street >
            South side of Hunter St, Auckland St to Union St Block…. crossing Auckland 

            423a Hunter St / 149 Hunter St West , Newcastle,
            • 1880 – Pax, Grocer
            • 1909 – Mrs B. Thompson, Refreshment Rooms

            423 Cnr Hunter St / 151 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
            • 1909 Solomon Green, Clothier
            • 1920-1930 – Scott BrosFruiterer & Refreshment Rooms
            • 1938 – Newcastle Confectionery Co, Manufacturers
            • 1950 – Sargent’s Ltd, Cake shop

            425 Hunter St / 153 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
            • 1909 – Black StatusFruiterer
            • 1930-1950 –A. Macrow & Son, Furniture, Merchants, shop 1
            • 1920-1938 – A.E, Mason, Dentist
            • 1950 – Home Builders Plan Service, Architects
            • NRMA

            427 Hunter St / 155 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
            • 1909 – Richard Morrison, Tobacconist
            • 1930-1950 –A. Macrow & Son, Furniture, Merchants, shop 2
            • 1932 – SP Stores Ltd, Grocers
            • 1932 – A. Macrow & Sons Pty Ltd, Furniture Warehouse
            • 1938 – Lindstrom Bros, Grocers
            • 1940 – Hamalls Sports Store Pty Ltd
            • 1980 – Tyrrells RecordlandJames Tyrrell, operated the first record shop in Newcastle. Tyrrell’s Record Land opened in 1925 and was located in Market Street.
            • Currently: – Sharon Claydon MP

            429 Hunter St / 157-159 Hunter St West  Newcastle, Civic Block
            • 1920 – Davies & Herbert Ltd, Manufacturing Confectioners
            • 1930 1st floor – Newcastle Palais Dancing
            • 1938 – Macrow & Sons pty Ltd, Furniture Warehouse

            F Witherspoon, Importers (photo uonarchi)
            431 Hunter St / 157a Hunter St West  Newcastle
            • 1878 - R.F. Vale, Painter & PaperHanger
            • 1890 – Frank Witherspoon, Grocer, Importers.
            • 1920 – A.E. Walbert, Cycle manufacturer works
            • 1930-1938 – H.J. Ginges Pty. Ltd, Drapers, Clothier & Mercer shop1
            • 1979 – Impact Sound Reg Mason’s Records & Cassettes
            • 1979 – Chester’s Menswear Chester Woods’s  Adjacent to Impact Sound  joined with archways.
            • NoteThe building was rebuilt in the 1960’s
            • Currentlyit’s Mission Australia
            • Property Owner: GORSAS PTY LIMITED 2300

              433 Hunter St / 159a Hunter St West Newcastle,
              • 1880 – W.A. Spencer, Butcher
              • 1930-1938 – H.J. Ginges Pty. Ltd, Drapers,Clothier & Mercer shop2

              435 Hunter St / 159b Hunter St West  Newcastle, 
              • 1880 – J. Fraser, Plumber
              • 1938 – N. Sands, Tool Shop

              437 Hunter St / 159c Hunter St West, Newcastle,
              • 1880 – The Victorian Hotel   (W.N. Collins)
              • 1920-1940 – Union Furniture Warehouse shop1
              • Currently: - Mission Australia

              437a Hunter St / 159d Hunter St West, Newcastle,
              • 1880 – R Jackson, Blacksmith
              • 1920-1940 – Union Furniture Warehouse shop2
              • Currentlyit’s Mission Australia

              439 Hunter St / 161 Hunter St West Newcastle,
              • 1880 W. Garland, Vet Surgery
              • Currently– NSW Department of Industry, Crown Lands & Water

              441 Hunter St / 163-165 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
              • 1909 – James Burges, Wholesale Confectionery
              • 1920 – William T. Farrell, Photographer
              • 1920-1940 – Union Furniture Warehouse shop 3
              • Currently– NSW Department of Industry, Crown Lands & Water Property Owner:PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL 

              443 Hunter St / 167 Hunter St West Newcastle,
              • 1880 The Union Inn  (A. Kubnel)
              • 1909-1950 – The Exchange Hotel (1909- George E. Garrett, 1920- Mrs Mary A. Pick, 1930- WM. Lunney, 1940-50-N Santa Maria)
              • 1970 – The Blue Peter Hotel
              • Currently: Walkom Real Estate      chk ok167
              • Property Owner:RICHARD WALKOM PTY LIMITED

              Reg Mason's Impact Sound with the Blue Peter Hotel (photo Ricky Walters)

              445 Hunter St / 169 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
              • 1909-1920 – William J. Greenwood, Cycle Agent
              • 1930 – R.M. Williamson, Tir
              • 1930 – Newcastle Cash Orders Ltd
              • 1938-1940 – Home Radio’s, Radio & Electrical Supplies
              • 1970 – Impact Sound, Records & Cassettes, owner Reg Mason
              • Currently– Walkom Real Estate
              • Property Owner:RICHARD WALKOM PTY LIMITED 2302

              <<<<<<< Laneway >>>>>>

              447  Hunter St / 171 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
              • 1909–1938 – William Denton, Hatter, Dyers & Cleaners

              449 Hunter St / 173 Hunter West St  Newcastle,
              • 1909 – Nelson W. Last, Dentist
              • 1920 – Charles McLennan, Surgical instrument & Truss Maker
              • 1930 – Ways Ltd, Pastry Cooks
              • 1938 – Sargents Newcastle Ltd, Pastry Cooks
              • 1950 – City Fish Supply

              451-459 Hunter St / 175-179 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
              • 1909-1950 – J. Mackie and CoGeneral house Furnishings, Furniture, Startling Reductions in Furniture and Furnishings We would like to interest you in our stock of furniture The Elegant , Elaborate array of polished beauty All goods are marked in plain figures which is an astonishment to the trade...              ok175
              • Property Owner: Invictus Fund Pty Ltd 2044

              461 Hunter St / 181 Hunter St West Newcastle,
              • 1909 – Anthony Shaw, Tailor
              • 1920 – Murray & Stevens, Tailors
              • 1930-1938 – J.H. Stevens, Tailors
              • Currently– Newy Burger

              463 Hunter St / 183 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
              • 1880 – J. Bourke, Produce Merchants
              • 1909-1950– E.H. Greenwood and Hood, Bootmakers

              Locomotive Hotel (photo uonarchi)
              465-471 Hunter St / 185-187 Hunter St West, Newcastle, Honeysuckle Point
              • 1880-1958 –  The Locomotive Hotel. At Honeysuckle Point (1880 Mrs Smith, 1891, J Birrell, 1950, L. Stone, Henry Sheedy) 
              • 1958– The Hotel Civic  (Roy Mahony)
              • 1980 – The Casbah Hotel (Paul Mahony)  Two generations of the Mahony family owned the establishment … Roy Mahony originally brought the Locomotive hotel from Henry Sheedy in 1954, he then demolished and rebuilt the building and named it the Civic Hotel 1958…. Later years Roy son Paul took over the licensee and renamed the hotel the Casbah around the late 1970’s- early 1980’s (story thanks to Ricky Walters)
              • 1950 – M Hailer Builder
              • 1985 - JML Builders. The group purchased the hotel and refurbished front and back
              • Currently- The CBD Hotel,        chk ok185
              • Property Owner: RON ROBERTS
              Locomotive Hotel 1891 (photo Herald)
              469 Hunter St / 189 Hunter St West Newcastle, Part of the Locomotive Hotel  1891 – Kay Hendry gf shop 1909 - John H. Cotterill, Ham Shop1938 – C. Barrie, Pastry Cook NoteThe shop was part of the Locomotive Hotel 

                471 Hunter St / 191 Hunter St West, Newcastle, Part of the Locomotive Hotel 
                • 1899 – William H. Grey, Caterer, Confectionery shop 1
                • 1891 – Sewing Machines
                • 1920 - Mrs G. Harman, Smallgoods
                • 1938 – John R. Cope, Sports Requirements
                • NoteThe shop was part of the Locomotive Hotel 

                    473 Hunter St / 193 Hunter St West, Newcastle,
                    • 1899 – William H. Grey, Caterer, Confectionery shop 2
                    • 1909-1930 – Northern Specialty Co, Electrical supplies & fancy goods
                    • 1920 – George Arnott, Pastry Cook
                    • 1920 – Allan Goode
                    • 1932 – Higgins Bros, Butchers
                    • 1938 – Genova Bros, Fruiterers

                    475 Hunter St, / 195 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                    • 1900 – John H. Cotterill, Ham Shop
                    • 1909– James Kendrick, Stationer
                    • 1920 – J. Taylor, Cycle Agent
                    • 1930 – J.H. Ireson, Picture Framer
                    • 1930 – J.H. Thomas, Florist
                    • 1938 – Beatties Bakery, Pastry Cooks
                    • 1940-1950 – Thorpe & Co, Sewing Machines

                    477 Hunter St, / 197 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                    • 1909 – William W. Bell, Wine Shop
                    • 1916-1950 – J. Goldring, Jewelry
                    • 1930 it was listed as Vacant
                    • 1932-1938 – Wilks & Wood, Watchmakers
                    • 1950 – Wrights Treasure Trove, Children’s Outfitters.

                    479  Hunter St / 199-201 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                    • 1909 – Mrs F. Smith, Fruiterer
                    • 1926 – A. Swift & Co. Tailors, We guarantee all Swift Garments. HAND-MADE, and i undertake to return money if dissatisfied in any way whatever All cash orders accepted and Patterns given with pleasure
                    • 1930 – M. Reines, Fruiterer.
                    • 1938 – M. Heaney, Ladies Hairdresser

                      481 Hunter St / 203 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1909 – Jos Lees, Fish Shop
                      • 1920 – William Farrer, Dryer & Cleaner
                      • 1938 – The Blue Ribbon, Pastry Cooks
                      • Property Owner:A J RYAN 2300

                      481a Hunter St / 205 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1909 – City Engravers

                      481b Hunter St / 207 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1909 – Davis & Herbert, Wholesale Confectionery

                      Thomas Brothers Butchers
                      483 Hunter St / 211 Hunter St West Newcastle,
                      • 1904 – Thomas Brothers Butchers,  Wholesale and Retail Butchers. Hunter Street West, [9 April 1904] – At the end of the 19th century this site was occupied by Thomas Brothers butcher shop. This butcher shop gives an alarming image of the hygiene of the late Victorian period. Their advertising board proclaim that not only were they the largest butchers in Newcastle they were ‘The Clean Butchers’, yet the meat is hung outside and in front of a dirt road Since Hunter Street was the main thoroughfare the traffic must have stirred up a significant amount of dust – not to mention the flies.
                      • 1920 – George Smith, Fruiterer
                      • 1925 – The Central Cafe proprietor was Chris Gianacas. Located near CBD Hotel next to lane way.
                      • 1930 – Central Furniture Exchange
                      • 1932 – F.H. Cole, Dealer
                      • 1938 – R.W. Roberts, Tailor
                      • Currently: – Thorpy & Company, Sewing Machine specialist       ok211
                      • Property Owner: Chester Property Pty Limited 2295

                      485  Hunter St / 213 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1920 – John Parolas, Fish Monger
                      • 1930-1938 – Workman’s Tool Shop (C. Goldring)
                      • Property Owner:Chester Property Pty Limited 2295  213

                      487 Hunter St / 215 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1920 – Mrs M.J. Doyle, teacher painting                 chk 215
                      • 1930 – Motor Accessories & Plating Ltd
                      • 1932-1938 – E. Corney, Radio & Electrical Supplies

                      489 Hunter St / 217 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1920-1950 – Charles Wilson, Cycles, motors, bicycle retail
                      • 1930 – The Oriental Tea Co Ltd.
                      • 1938-1950 – Woolworth Ltd. Chain Store. see photo below
                      • NoteAll Buildings Demolished to make way for the Worth Place Apartments
                      • Currently– Worth Place entrance, Multi story apartment building  217
                      • Property Owner:KULO PTY LIMITED (Unit 101) 2300

                      Woolworths Hunter St West with Remtex next door
                      491-505 Hunter St / 219-221 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                      • 1909-1930 – James Paine, Hairdresser
                      • 1920 – Miss Duncan, Dressmaker
                      • 1920 – Robert C. Dickie, Dentist
                      • 1930 – Short’s Catering & Sandwich Service
                      • 1930 – E.Casey & Son, Tig Wkrms
                      • 1932 – Oriental Tea Co Ltd.
                      • 1938-1950 – Woolworth LtdChain Store. see photo
                      • 1950 – G.C. Smith, Cake Shop
                      • Note: All Buildings Demolished to make way for the Worth Place Apartments
                      • Currently– Worth Place, Multi story apartments       219

                        507 Hunter St / 223 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                        • 1909 - A.E. Smith, House Furnishings 
                        • 1920 – Peter A. Merrin, Merchant
                        • 1920 – J. B. Lewins & Co, Furniture Manufacturing
                        • 1930 – G. Smith, Fruiterer & Confectionery
                        • 1932 – Stuart Walker & Co Ltd.Salt Merchants, Butchers & Bakers supplies
                        • 1932 - H. Thomas, Florist
                        • 1938-1940 – Jack & Jill, children’s clothing.
                        • Currently: Hunter Valley Violins
                        • Property Owner:D C ROBERTSON 2300

                            509 Hunter St / 225 Hunter St Wes , Newcastle,
                            • 1909 – A.E. Smith, Home Furnishings
                            • 1920 – Mrs A. Price, Ladies Outfitter
                            • 1920 – John E. Howland, Chemist
                            • 1930-1950 – Jos J. Goldring, Jewelry & Leather Goods
                            • Currently: - the site of the new Sky Apartment Tower to be built soon.

                            509a Hunter St / 227 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                            • 1909 - Alex Peate, Tailor shop 1
                            • 1920 – Salvation Army Temple
                            • 1920-1950 – Bennett and WoodCycles, Motor Cycle, Bicycle importers and manufacturers 
                            • 1930 – L.C.Peterson, Motor Cycle Agency
                            • 1932 – Mrs J. Widders, Fruiterer
                            • 1938 – Rex Milk Bar
                            • 1950 – Rogers The Jewelers.
                            • 1950 – Kirkham, Nursery.
                            • 1960? – Remtex Drapers, Pears
                            • 1980? – Stuart & Dunn
                            • Currently : it is a demolished Vacant  Block,  217
                            • Property Owner:D C ROGERS 2300

                                  511-513 Hunter St / 229 Hunter St West, Newcastle,
                                  • 1909-1930 – Alex Peate & Co, Tailors
                                  • 1932-1938 – R.L. Peate, Chemist
                                  • 1938 – Joe Bull, Tailor
                                  • 1938-1940 – Kandy KitchenConfectionary & Refreshments
                                  • 1941 – The Minerva Cafe, proprietor was Jim Zervos. LaterMy Father, George Daviasbecame a partner in 1959, after he had sold his Beach Fish Cafe. Around 1960, the proprietors pulled in another partner and with the extra funds The Minerva Cafe was totally refurbished and a new counter built opposite the original one. This new counter was built using ‘the state of the art’ in new deep fryer cooking and exhaust systems. When I was around 12 years old, I used to work behind the old ice cream counter, after school, making banana splits, Sundays, milkshakes and also selling chocolates & cigarettes.  Around 1966, The Minerva, the building and the surrounding property was sought after and eventually sold to the Newcastle Workers Club who were going to develop the site.
                                  • LaterAfter the sale, My Father, George Davias, purchased the Bull St Cooks Hill Fish n Chips Shop, which he worked up and until his retirement. Uncle Jim Zervos purchased a house in Smith St Hamilton, which also included a small corner convenience store which he ran for many years.
                                  • LaterJim Zervos purchased a Cafe from Nouli Maroulis in Bourke NSW and moved there for a few years.
                                  • CurrentlyAll Buildings Demolished, site of the new Sky Apartment Tower to be built soon.
                                  • Property Owner: TEKTON HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED & others

                                  515 Hunter St / 231 Hunter St West  Newcastle,
                                  • 1909 - W. Lashmore, Pastrycook
                                  • 1920-1950,- S.V. Penrose’s Pharmacy, Chemist
                                  • 1920 – C. Hyman, Jeweler
                                  • 1932 – Valet Service, Dyers & Cleaners
                                  • 1938 – G. Andrews, Fruiterer
                                  • 1950 – Ben Farnsworth & Co, Estate Agent House and Land
                                  • 1954 – Cameron’s, washing machines, Hoover, Simpson
                                  • Currently:  Vacant Block                              

                                    515b Hunter St / 231b Hunter St West, Newcastle,
                                    • 1930 – C.V. Newton, Chemist
                                    • 1930-1938 – Bedford Chambers
                                    • 1938 – Spiritualist Church
                                    • 1938 – R. Horner, Jeweller
                                    • 1938 – J.E. Risdon, Saw Sharpener
                                    • Alf Cohen, Manufacturers Agent and other various tenants

                                      1900 – Stegga’s City Emporium (photo uonarch)
                                      517 Hunter St 233 Hunter St West, Newcastle, Stegga’s City Emporium
                                      • 1900 – Stegga’s City Emporium, it comprised of the Bank of NSW, a Tailor and other various retailers.1909 – Excelsior Boot Co
                                      • 1917 – Jobs Cafe
                                      • 1920-1930 – Johnstons, Music Wholesaler, The Music House
                                      • 1930 – Domestic Machinery
                                      • 1932 – A.H. Burkhardt, Tailor
                                      • 1938 – Mrs C. Ruggero, Wine Salon
                                      • 1950 – Charker, Wine Saloon
                                      • Currently: – The Rock Shop
                                      • Property Owner: MARTRAG PTY LIMITED 2300

                                        519 Hunter St / 235 Hunter St West, Newcastle,
                                        • 1909 – Robert F. Vale, Oil & Colour Merchant
                                        • 1920 – T. Kendrick & Co, Book shop & Stationer
                                        • 1930 – J. Higginson & Co, Newsagent & booksellers
                                        • 1938 – Baxter’s, Glassware & Art Jewellery
                                        • 1938 – Pinnacle Cake Shop
                                        • 1940 – Midge’s Frocks
                                        • Currently: – Sportstar Pro, Sporting goods store
                                        • Property Owner:M J BORRELLI & R S BORRELLI 2291

                                        521 Hunter St  / 237 Hunter St West, Newcastle,
                                        • 1909 – William Crawley, Medical Practitioner
                                        • 1909–1920 – Norman J. Dunlop, Medical Practitioner
                                        • 1920 – T. Kendrick & Co, Book shop & Stationer
                                        • 1930 – Davies & Herbert, Manufacturing Confectioners ‘The sweetest spot in Town’
                                        • 1930 – Way’s Ltd, Pasterycooks.
                                        • 1935-1950 – CT White, Gift Store and Bookseller,
                                        • Currently: – Indigo Books, now vacant  ok237
                                        • Property Owner: Lou ROUSSOS & C A ROUSSOS 2300

                                        H.P. Cornish & Co, Expert Tailors (Photo Ncle Uni)
                                        523 Hunter St  / 239 Hunter St West / 239 Blane St,  Newcastle,
                                        • 1909-1920 - H.P. Cornish & Co, Expert Tailors, Hatters & Mercers
                                        • 1930 – listed as Vacant
                                        • 1932 – D. Hopper, Fruiterer
                                        • 1936 – Devonia Cafe & Milk Bar, closed down in 1938
                                        • Currently: – Vacant Shop                 ok239
                                        • Property Owner: MARTRAG PTY LIMITED 2304

                                        525-527 Hunter St / 241-243 Hunter St West / 241-243 Blane St Newcastle,
                                        • 1800 – The Prince Royal Hotel  (from a very old map)
                                        • 1909-1950 –  Dawson’s,  George Dawson & Sons Pty. Ltd. Ironmongers, Hardware, Paint, China and Glass Ware Merchants, Dawson’s was a large hardware store that took up space from Hunter St through to its King St Parking area. Tel 110  ok241
                                        • Flints Family Shoes
                                        • Currently: – Vacant Shop 
                                        • Property Owner: M Fox & M M BRADLEY 2300

                                        529 Hunter St / 245 Hunter St West / 245 Blane St, Newcastle West, 
                                        • 1909 – Black & Capes, Fruiterers
                                        • 1920 – Zervos BrothersFruiterers & refreshment shopProprietors were the Zervos Brothers. On the 31st Jan 1924, under the instructions of the Zervos Bros who are relinquishing the business, the premises goes to Auction
                                        • Later: it went under quite a few different names such as: Poets Page, Mary Magpie Wine Bar, JC’s Karaoke and Charkers Wine Bar. Probably remembered most as The Gunfighters Rest
                                        • 1930 – The National Bank of Australia 
                                        • 1938-1950 – Rogers Gift Store, China and Glass Ware Dealers.  ok245 check blane
                                        • 1979 – The Merry Magpie, Wine bar
                                        • Currently– Terrace Wine Bar,
                                        • Property Owner: Terrace Property Holdings Pty Limited 2300

                                        531 Hunter St / 247 Hunter St West / 247 Blane St Newcastle West, 
                                        • 1909 – Charles Howland, Chemist
                                        • 1920-1930 – Miss M McGrorey, Miliner                   chk ok247
                                        • 1930-1950 – A Rodgers, Jewellers, Watchmaker
                                        • 1938 – Mrs M Noble, Hem Stiching

                                        533 Cnr Hunter St / 249 Hunter St West / 249 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                        • 1880 – W. Page, Shaving Salon
                                        • 1909 – Lyne Ernest, Tobacconist
                                        • 1920-1950 – Washington B Soul, Pattinson & Co Ltd, Chemist
                                        • 1950 – J.A. Robertson, Chemist
                                        • 1990 – Ray White, Real Estate
                                        • Currently: – Ray White, Real Estate   chk ok249

                                        Crossing over Union / Melville Street and and continuing west along Hunter Street
                                        South side of Hunter St, Union St to Steel St Block…. 

                                        535-537 Cnr Hunter St / 253 Hunter St West / 253 Blane St Newcastle West  (55 Hunter St West)
                                        • 1888 – George P. Lock, Has the largest, most varied, and cheapest stock of Monuments And Tombstones in the Northern District. All kinds of Monumental Work
                                        • 1909 – The Bank of NSW
                                        • 1920 – John Atkinson, West End Newsagent
                                        • 1920-1930 – Miss J. McLeanConfectionery & refreshments
                                        • Currently: – Ray White, Real Estate
                                        • Property Owner:R M CONNORS-DAVIDSON 2300

                                        537b Hunter St West / 253b Hunter St West / 253b Blane St, Newcastle West,
                                        • 1920-1950 – Elliot’s LtdTailors, Hatters & Mercers
                                        • 1932 – S. Harris, Florist
                                        • 1932 – Miss E. Bevan, Milliner
                                        • Currently– Newcastle Clothing & Tobacco

                                          539 Hunter St / 255 Hunter St West / 255 Blane St  Newcastle West,
                                          • 1909-1932– Meldrum & Markey, Monumental Masons
                                          • 1940-1950 – Cremations Newcastle.
                                          • 1938 – Newcastle lime & cement, office
                                          • 1938-1940 – Harry Bond, Radio Dealer, the latest 1935 wireless sets and electric washing machines. Short Wave Adaptor. Plugs into an ordinary Radio Set and gives you any part of the world
                                          • 1948 – Fascination.
                                          • 1950 – Taylor’s Mart, Dealer
                                          • Property Owner: R M PHELPS & K L PHELPS 2302

                                          541 Hunter St /  Hunter St West Newcastle West, 
                                          • 1922 – Aeolian Co, Steinway pianos etc
                                          • 1930-1940 – Chi Varex Nurse, Chiropodist. leg specialist
                                          • 1950 – Bruce Small Pty. Ltd,  bicycle manufacturing
                                          • 1950 – T.E. Flett, Chiropodists
                                          • Currently– Al-Oi Thai restaurant
                                          • Property Owner:S LOACHAIVAJ & J LOACHAIVAJ 2291

                                          543 Hunter St Newcastle West, Built 1921,
                                          • 1921 – J Dickson Hamilton, Dentist
                                          • 1930 – Green Coupon Co Ltd
                                          • 1938 – Smarts Bag Store, Travel Goods
                                          • 1950 – A SolomonDealer
                                          • Currently– IMPrint, Design copy print. 
                                          • Property OwnerJ A LAY 2300

                                          545-547 Hunter St / Hunter St West Newcastle West,
                                          • 1930-1950 – Hunter Furniture Factory, F.J. PullinPullins Hunter Furniture Factory, New, sIngle size, with wire mattress, from 59/6. 3ft. from 67/6. Also a large range of 3/4 and Double beds. Terms arranged. PULLIN. “The Bedding King”
                                          • 1938-1950 – Bedding King, a Bed Manufacturing Business
                                          • Currently: – Peruvian Cantina 
                                          • Property Owner: DIXLOD PTY LIMITED 2302

                                          549 Hunter St West /  Blane St Newcastle West,
                                          • 1920 – Mrs Emily Winn, Dressmaker
                                          • 1930-1938 – Fred K Elliott
                                          • 1936 – The Quality Cafe
                                          • Currently– Sunny House

                                          551d Hunter St / 259 Hunter St West / 259 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                          • 1909 - Stand Life Assurance Ltd
                                          • 1920 -Thomas Holl,
                                          • 1930 – listed as Vacant
                                          • 1932 – Mrs B. Gainey, Dealer
                                          • 1936 – The Premier Cafe
                                          • 1950 – Australian Labor Party
                                          • 1950 – The Sweet Spot
                                          • 1951 – Clive Fry’s Delicatessen
                                          • Currently– The Subo Restaurant.
                                          • Property Owner:I AND L CATALOVSKI SUPERANNUATION PTY LIMITED 2292

                                            553-555 Hunter St / 261 Hunter St West / 261 Blane St Newcastle West, A Menkins Building,  1920 – George.E. Bell & Sons, Fruiterers, Grocers
                                            1920 – James Clarence, Hairdresser 1930 – M. Fenwick Jnr, Butcher 1938 – A. Solomon, Dir & Pawn-Broker 1950? – Dinny O’Brien’s former loan office. Currently– a Vacant Store Property Owner: M C DOONG & T A DOONG 2136

                                              557 Hunter St / 263 Hunter St West / 263 Blane St Newcastle West
                                              • 1909 - Mrs Ann Scroweroft, Dressmaker
                                              • 1920-1932 – E. Casey & Son, Tailors
                                              • 1938-1940 – R Cook, Smallgoods
                                              • Currently– a Vacant Store
                                              • Property Owner: M C DOONG & T A DOONG 2136

                                                559 Hunter St / 265 Hunter St West / 265 Blane St Newcastle West, 
                                                • 1909 - Mrs Mary A. Lynch, Fruiterer
                                                • 1920 – Adam AdamsFruiterer
                                                • 1930-1950 – The Commercial Banking Co of Sydney,
                                                • 1950 – L Solomon, Jewelers.
                                                • Currently- INNX, a space for co-creation and collaboration
                                                • Property Owner: THE STUDIO (NEWCASTLE) PTY LTD (Unit 1) 2291

                                                  <<< South Crossing over Devonshire St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>South side of Hunter St, Devonshire St to Steel St Block

                                                  563 Hunter St / 267 Hunter St West / 267 Blane St Newcastle West
                                                  • 1909 - Allen J. Smith, Tailor
                                                  • 1920 – E. Becker, Importer
                                                  • 1930-1938 – Trevor Coles, Mercer

                                                    565 Hunter St / 269 Hunter St West / 269 Blane St Newcastle West
                                                    • 1909 - S.V. Penrose, Chemist
                                                    • 1920 - Ruel Morgan, Boot Shop
                                                    • 1932 - West End CafeOpposite the Tech College
                                                    • Currently: - Papas Bagel Bar


                                                          567 Hunter St / 271 Hunter St West / 271 Blane St Newcastle West
                                                          • 1909 - Morris Light, Draper
                                                          • 1920 - State Fish Depot
                                                          • Currently: Vacant


                                                              569 Hunter St / 273 Hunter St West / 273 Blane St Newcastle West
                                                              • 1909 - H.J. Kettley, Restaurant
                                                              • 1930 – Maisonette, Ladies Hairdresser & Millinery
                                                              • 1932-1938 – George A. Campbell, Hairdresser
                                                              • CurrentlyVacant
                                                              • Property Owner: QUENTIN DEVELOPMENTS PTY LIMITED 2430


                                                                  The Star Hotel, king St View 1960
                                                                  571-573 Hunter St West / 275 Hunter St West / 275 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                  • 1910-1925 – The Star Inn (1909-20 Hugh Cameron, A. Dunsmore)      275ok
                                                                  • 1925 - The Star Hotel

                                                                    The Star Hotel, Hunter St
                                                                    573 Hunter St / 275 1/2 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1930 – The Star Arcade with various tenants
                                                                    • 1938 – A.G. Spalding & Bros Pty Ltd,  Sporting Goods Manufacturing
                                                                    • 1938 – McCarthy & Moore Ltd, Sporting Goods
                                                                    • 1938 – Olympic Tyre & Rubber Co
                                                                    • 1950 – A.A. Thibault & Co, Chemist Manufacturing.
                                                                    • 1950 – W. Pearce & Co, Agents Medical 

                                                                    575-585 Hunter St / 277 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1920-1930 – M. Light & Son, Furniture Wholesale
                                                                    • 2006 – Ground Floor, The Happy Wombat Restaurant
                                                                    • Currently– The Quest Apartments above
                                                                    • Property Owner: P W GILLIN (Unit 1) 2622

                                                                    579 Hunter St / 277 1/2 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1920 – Mercers & Sharpe, Milliners

                                                                    581 Hunter St / 279 1/2 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1920 – O. Harold Anderson, Hairdresser & Tobacconist

                                                                    583-585 Hunter St / 279 1/2 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1920 Mrs G. McGravie, Confectionery
                                                                    • 1930 – W.B. Norris, Draper & fancy goods
                                                                    • 1930-1950 – Morris JC, Boot and Shoe retailers.
                                                                    • 1932 – Community Shopping Center, Groceries

                                                                    587 Hunter St / 281 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1920-1930  Mrs L.F.  Hamence, Florist
                                                                    • 1932-1938 – J.C. Morris, Boot Store

                                                                    589 Hunter St / 285 Blane St  Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1909 – Lynch Bros, Butchers
                                                                    • 1920-1930 T. Charles Taylor, Cycle shop
                                                                    • 1932-1938 – Louis Solomon, Jeweler 

                                                                    591 Hunter St / 287 Blane St  Newcastle West,
                                                                    • 1909 – Coastal Farmers Co-Operative Soc Ltd, Dairy Produce Merchants
                                                                    • 1920 Gr Floor – Turner & Hookways, Dyers & Cleaners
                                                                    • 1930 Gr Floor – A. Solomon, Fruiterer,  Confectionery & fancy goods 
                                                                    • 1958 1st floor – The Acropolis
                                                                    • 1960 1st floor – Zorba’s Tavern, proprietor Nick Gerakiteys
                                                                    • Property Owner: Integrated living Australia Limited 2333

                                                                    Hunter District Water Board
                                                                    593-605 Hunter St / 289 Blane St Newcastle West, Hunter District Water Board
                                                                    • 1920-1950 – The Hunter District Water Board
                                                                    • 1920 Louis Solomon, Jeweler
                                                                    • 1930-1938 – Toomey & Comerford, Sadlers
                                                                    • Currently– Balance Yoga

                                                                      595-605 Hunter St West / 291 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1920 Theo Platt, Piano & organ Tuner & Repairer

                                                                      607 Hunter St / 301 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1909-1920 – Charles Walker,  Saddlery Depot 
                                                                      • 1930 – Mercer & Sharpe, Milliners                       ok301
                                                                      • 1932 – Standard Wine & Spirit Co.
                                                                      • 1938-1940 – Shepherd’sRefreshment Rooms & Cake Shop 
                                                                      • 1950 – Peerless Agencies, Agents Mercantile
                                                                      • 1950 – D.J.S. Lucky Gift Store. Antique Dealer
                                                                      • 1970 – D.J.Sexton, Agents Financial

                                                                      609  Hunter St / 303 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1920 – James Porter, Grocer
                                                                      • 1930-1950 – J Johnston & Co, toy dealers, importers.  303ok check point

                                                                      611-613 Hunter St / 305 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1920 – Daniel Jos Porter, Carrier
                                                                      • 1940-1950 – Bargain Arcade Number 3, Fancy goods dealers
                                                                      • Currently–  Car Park for Balance

                                                                      615-617 Hunter St / 307-309 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1909 – West End Registry Office
                                                                      • 1909- Charles A. Davis, Dyer
                                                                      • 1932 – Cash & Carry, Drapery Store
                                                                      • 1938-1950 – Hustlers Pty LtdDrapers
                                                                      • Currently– NSW Gov, Family & Community Services
                                                                      • Property Owner: ARIS PROPERTIES HOLDING P/L 2280

                                                                      619-621 Hunter St / 311-313 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1909-1930 – Thomas Mullaly, Draper
                                                                      • 1930 – Northern Furnishing Co
                                                                      • 1938 – Campbell Bros, Tailors
                                                                      • 1950 – NSW Fruit Shopkeepers Assoc
                                                                      • Currently– Newcastle Community Health Center
                                                                      • Property Owner:HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CORPORATION 2305

                                                                      619 Hunter St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1920 Charles Thomas, Boot Store        
                                                                      • 1932 – De Luxe, Tailors 

                                                                      621 Hunter St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1920 Mrs Elizabeth Wood
                                                                      • 1932-1938 – William Bell

                                                                      623-625  Hunter / 315- 317 Blane St Newcastle West
                                                                      • 1908-1938  – The City of Newcastle Gas & Coke Co. Ltd. , Offices & Showroom
                                                                      • 1930 – Brown Bros, Grocers
                                                                      • 1940 – The Australian Labor Party Club
                                                                      • 1948-1950 – Peter Galanis of Galanis Bros, proprietors Fruiterers
                                                                      • Currently– Flourish Australia     chk ok315-317

                                                                      627 Hunter / 317 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1908 – Thomas Mullaly, Draper
                                                                      • 1920-1930 – Fogg’s, Drapers
                                                                      • 1930 – W.B. Norris, Tailors & Mercers
                                                                      • 1932-1938 – Farr’s Markets Ltd, Grocers
                                                                      • 1938 – Joe Paul, Tailor
                                                                      • Property Owner:S TAI & S L TAI 2296

                                                                      629 Hunter St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1938 Pascoe’s, Grocers
                                                                      • 1938 – B. Watson, Newsagent

                                                                      631 Hunter / 319 Hunter St West / 319 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                      • 1909 – L Davies, Manufacturer 
                                                                      • 1920 – Johnson Ring & Co, Electrical, Mechanical & Motor Engineers, Battery Specialists
                                                                      • 1930 – The Bargain Store, Drapers
                                                                      • 1932 – A.A. Brown, Grocer
                                                                      • 1938-1940 – The Pinnacle, Cafe         ok319

                                                                      Churchill’s (Photo Newcastle Herald)
                                                                      633 Hunter St / 321 Hunter St West / 321 Blane St Newcastle West, Churchill’s building
                                                                      • 1909 – New Station Hotel,   (John Donnelly)
                                                                      • 1920 – V.E. Davis, Vet Surgeon    ok321
                                                                      • 1930-1950  Charlie Taylor, Taylor Cycle and Motor Company,  bicycle manufacturing and Radio dealer
                                                                      • 1945-2006 – Churchill’s Retravision, opened in Hunter Street in 1945. Paul Murphy’s father Mark Murphy thought so highly of World War II British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, that the store was named in his honour. Churchill’s sold to Harvey Norman in 2006.
                                                                      • Currently– Brenrina

                                                                        Silk Hotel
                                                                        Silk Hotel  (photo Glenn Ryan)
                                                                        635-637 Hunter St / 323 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                        • 1909-1920 –  Cameron’s Hotel (James George. Cameron) –  Silk Hotel,  Former Family Hotel and then was known as the Ducks Nuts Hotel until closing and operating as accommodation only. 2004 - Ducks Nuts Hotel 
                                                                        • 2009 – The Silk House Hotel
                                                                        • CurrentlyThe Silk Hotel (G Cameron) 
                                                                        • Property Owner: PARKING TOWERS INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD 2300

                                                                        <<<<< Crossing over Steel Street and heading west along Hunter / Blane St >>>>>
                                                                        South side of Hunter St, Steel St to National Park St

                                                                        639-643 Cnr Hunter / 325-327 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                        • 1909 – Thomas Gaits & Co, City Marble Works1
                                                                        • 1910-1920 – John Bate, Watchmaker
                                                                        • 1930-1940 – J.A. Booth & Co, Furniture  ok
                                                                        • CurrentlyPart of the Empire Hotel site, demolished in 2003 to become The Onyx Apartments
                                                                        • Property Owner: HUNTER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 2300

                                                                          645 Hunter St / 329 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                          • 1909 – John Bate, Watchmaker
                                                                          • 1920 – Jos Cusick, Dir
                                                                          • 1930-1950 – J.M. Flemming, West End Club, Billiard Saloon, later Edward Maloney, Billiard Saloon.
                                                                          • CurrentlyPart of the Empire Hotel site, demolished in 2003 to become The Onyx Apartments

                                                                          647-649 Hunter St / 331 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                          • 1909 – William J Lane, Greengrocer
                                                                          • 1930 – T. Norman, Confectionary & Refreshment Rooms
                                                                          • 1932 – S. Stefanoff, Confectionary
                                                                          • 1938 – Union Bank Of Aust
                                                                          • 1938 – The Olympic Milk Cafe, opp the Palais, Proprietor in 1941 was Steve Barboutis of the Barboutis Bros.
                                                                          • CurrentlyPart of the Empire Hotel site, demolished in 2003 to become The Onyx Apartments

                                                                          Empire Hotel (Laurie Thearle)
                                                                          651-657 Hunter St / 333 Blane St  Newcastle West,
                                                                          • 1909-2003The Empire Hotel (R.L.Wilcox). The Railway Inn down by Cottage Creek was erected and named when surveyors were making their calculations for the line. The first hotel at the West End it was eventually replaced by the existing Empire.
                                                                          • 1950 – The Chung King Cafe            chk ok333
                                                                          • CurrentlyPart of the Empire Hotel site, demolished in 2003 to become The Onyx Apartments
                                                                          651a Hunter St / 333 1/2 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                          • 1909 – Edwin Field
                                                                          • 1930 – The Strand Cafe, (C Kamines)  proprietor was Steve Barboutis ?
                                                                          • CurrentlyPart of the Empire Hotel site, demolished in 2003 to become The Onyx Apartments

                                                                            651b Hunter St / 333 1/2 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                            • 1909 – Charles Rich
                                                                            • 1930 – Farr’s Markets Ltd
                                                                            • CurrentlyPart of the Empire Hotel site, demolished in 2003 to become The Onyx Apartments

                                                                              Newcastle Herald 1932
                                                                              653A Hunter St / 335 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                              • 1926 - Hunter The Stationer
                                                                              • 1930 – J. Paul, Tailor.
                                                                              • 1932-1938 – Swift & Co, Tailors
                                                                              • 1938-1940 – West End Shoe Store
                                                                              • 1940 – 1st fl, Ballroom Dancing.
                                                                              • Currently: - Sony service center.
                                                                              • Property Owner:J ZMAK & M ZMAK & R ZMAK & M ZMAK 2298

                                                                                655 Hunter St / 337 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1930 – W.A. Thompson,  Newsagent
                                                                                • 1938 – Tyndall Studio, Photography
                                                                                • 1940-1950 – Noyes, Florist

                                                                                657 Hunter St / 339 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1920 – Mrs E. Llewellyn, Fruiterer
                                                                                • 1930 – Way’s Ltd, Refreshment Rooms
                                                                                • 1938-1950 – Sargent’s Ltd, Refreshment Rooms & Cake shop
                                                                                • 1970 – Morries Magic,Leather goods Manufacturing.
                                                                                • Currently: AKK Asian Groceries

                                                                                Lane way

                                                                                659 Hunter St / 341 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – Thomas Chase, Bootmaker
                                                                                • 1920 – Costa Theakos, Fishmonger
                                                                                • 1921-1927 – The Oceanic CafePurchased by Gerry Cominos in partnership with Chris Pappas. (brother to Nick Papas and Keka Scott) and another Ithacan, Mr Kaminis from Stavros. This was Gerry Cominos’s first shop. The Oceanic Cafe had been trading since 1921. It specialised in fresh fish that were supplied by Red Funnel Fisheries Trawlers who were seafood trawlers & wholesalers. 1st August 1935 Red Funnel Fisheries & Trawlers came up for sale, so Gerry Cominos and Chris Papas bought in with a 50% partnership.1936 – The Oceanic Cafe was purchased by Jim Litsa on the 14 Aug 1936. Steve Arthur Kontalis. was the manager.1938-1940 Papas & Catsicas, Cafe. By the 1st June 1948 all the shop fittings were auctioned as the cafe ceased trading. It was located near the Bank Corner and 4 doors east from the Royal Theater
                                                                                • 1970 – Chester’s Menswear  Introduced Levi Jeans to Newcastle.
                                                                                • Currently: AKK Asian Grocery store.

                                                                                661 Hunter St 343 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – Edwin Field & Charles Rich, Lime Merchants
                                                                                • 1920 – Board of Auctioneers
                                                                                • 1930-1938 – T. Jack & Son, Fruiterers

                                                                                663 Hunter St / 345 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – Talking Machine Co.
                                                                                • 1920 – Booth & Co, Tea Merchants
                                                                                • 1930 – Rupert Cook, Small Goods
                                                                                • 1938 – A.C.R. D’Argeavel, Tailor
                                                                                • 1950 – Royal Gift Shop, Children’s Outfitters.
                                                                                • 1950 – Bon Ton, Milliners
                                                                                • 1951 – The Manhattan Cafe proprietor was Michael Karanges, located  left side of the Royal Theatre.
                                                                                • Currently: The Tattoo Studio.  

                                                                                665 Hunter St / 347 Blane St  Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – James Frost, Fruiterer, situated at Cottage Bridge, 
                                                                                • 1920 – Mrs Isa Brock, Fruiterer
                                                                                • 1930 – H.J. Larke & Co, Hardware & Crockery
                                                                                • 1938 – Globe Costume Co, Frocks
                                                                                • CurrentlyNewcastle Tattoo Studio

                                                                                667 Hunter / 349 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – Frank Bernasconi, Hairdresser.
                                                                                • 1920 – Wall H. Wills, Hairdresser
                                                                                • 1930 – Bank Corner, Dryers & Cleaners
                                                                                • 1938-1950 – Kay’s, Milliners

                                                                                667-669 Hunter St / 351 Blane St Newcastle West, Heritage Bldg, 

                                                                                • 1920 – H.J. Larke & Co, Hardware
                                                                                • 1930-1938 – Betts, Theatre Royal.
                                                                                • Currently: – Old Royal Theater, now a Church
                                                                                • Property Owner:CHURCH 180 INCORPORATED 2300


                                                                                Theo’s Milk Bar (Photo Herald)
                                                                                671 Hunter St / 353 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – James H. Philpotts, Draper
                                                                                • 1920 – Way’s Ltd, Refreshment Rooms
                                                                                • 1930 – Foyer, The Soda Fountain.
                                                                                • 1930-1950 – The Royal Refreshment & Confectionary Rooms.
                                                                                • 1942-1950 – Theo’s Milk BarTheo Rafty proprietor. Located next door to the right of the Royal Theatre.  Theo Rafty in 1936 of 10 Bruce St cooks Hill (Theo arrived in Australia in 1937) the store was demolished and a new building is present there today
                                                                                • Currentlyit is Lifestyle Financial Planners

                                                                                673-675 Hunter St West / 355-357 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1883-1920 – Gilbert Bros, Coach Builders, Undertakers and Furnishers
                                                                                • 1930 – Royal Cake Shop                                                   chk ok355
                                                                                • 1938 – Slack’s, Refreshment Rooms

                                                                                675 Hunter St / 357 Blane St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1909 – David Edwards, Ham Shop
                                                                                • 1920 – Rodini & Co, Manufacturer & General Engineers
                                                                                • 1930-1940 – Young & Green Pyt. Ltd, Motor & General Engineers, Vehicle Service.
                                                                                • 1932 – Thomas Bros, Butchers
                                                                                • 1938 – Back & Sons, Butchers
                                                                                • 1940 – The Bank of NSW

                                                                                677 Hunter St / 359 Blane St  Newcastle West, (Blane St ends at Cockle Creek)
                                                                                • 1909 – New Home Machine Depot
                                                                                • 1920 – Rupert Cook, Small Goods
                                                                                • 1930-1938 – The Royal Hairdressing Saloon
                                                                                • 1950 – J.Hill, Agents Manufacturing
                                                                                • Currently– Two Wheel Industries
                                                                                • Property Owner:NALANUA PTY LIMITED 2300

                                                                                <<<<<<< COTTAGE CREEK BRIDGE, BLANE STREET ENDS >>>>>>>

                                                                                679-681 Hunter St Newcastle West,
                                                                                • 1932-1938 – Coo-ee Clothing Co, Shop 1
                                                                                • 1950 – Huxtable’s Arcade, Agent Lottery, Hairdresser.

                                                                                681a Hunter St Newcastle West,  Built over Cottage Creek, At the old tram Stop,
                                                                                • 1913 – Alexander Cohen’s Piano Warehouse
                                                                                • 1915-1918 – West End Soda Fountain, G Newey
                                                                                • 1919 – D.G. Valentine, Confectionery
                                                                                • 1918-1922: Rays West End Children’s Emporium, Childrens Shop, Geen Coupons for Cash 
                                                                                • 1920 – D.G. Valentine, Wholesalers and retail Confectioners (near Cottage Creek bridge)
                                                                                • 1930-1938 – Coo-ee Clothing Co, Shop 2
                                                                                • 1950 – Hunter St Huxtable’s Arcade, Agent Lottery
                                                                                • 1923 – Note: Buildings had to be closed, removed and rebuilt in 1936
                                                                                • Currently– a Vacant Shop to be Demolished again soon
                                                                                • Property Owner:A JANKOWSKI & M A JANKOWSKI 2287

                                                                                681 Hunter Street Newcastle West, Built over Cottage Creek, At the old tram Stop, 
                                                                                • 1930 – J. Noise, Florist
                                                                                • 1930 – F. Dennewald, bookstall
                                                                                • 1923 – NoteBuildings had to be closed, removed and rebuilt in 1936
                                                                                • Currently– a Vacant Shop to be Demolished  
                                                                                • Property Owner:HUNTER WATER CORPORATION 2310

                                                                                681a Hunter Street Newcastle West, Bank Corner,  
                                                                                • 1920 – Rays, Ladies & Childrens Outfitters
                                                                                • 1938-1940 – Browns Manchester Store’s Pty Ltd, Drapers,

                                                                                681b Hunter Street Newcastle West /  Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1938 – Beal & Co Ltd, Piano Warehouse

                                                                                681c Hunter Street Newcastle West, Bank Corner /  Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1937-1946 – The Bank Corner Cafe
                                                                                • 1946  – Peters Bank Corner Cafe
                                                                                • 1950 – La Plaza Fish Cafe

                                                                                683 Hunter St Newcastle WestBank Corner / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1920 – Thomas Jack, Fruiterer.
                                                                                • 1932 – D. Gibson, Fruiterer.
                                                                                • 1938-1950 – Ritz Milk BarThe Proprietor was Michael Shannos. then later in 1948 the proprietors were  Peter Scott and Theo Rafty.
                                                                                • Currentlyit is the Adult Book Store. The building was owned by Theo Rafty.
                                                                                • Property Owner: G RAFTY & C M RAFTY 2303

                                                                                685 Hunter St Newcastle West / 01 Charlton St / 01 Hunter St West,
                                                                                • 1909-1920 – Dave Thomas, Butcher
                                                                                • 1909-1920 – Bramble & Sons, Stables, Carrier
                                                                                • 1930 – Goldman’s, Hot Cakes
                                                                                • 1932 – E.B. Williams, Pastry Cook 
                                                                                • CurrentlyFulfillment Adult Store

                                                                                687a Hunter St Newcastle West / 03 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909 – Hugh McPherson, Blacksmith
                                                                                • 1930 – John Hunter & Son Ltd, boot shop
                                                                                • 1930-1938 – C.R. Walsh, Optician
                                                                                • 1930-1938 – A.E. Wells, Dentist
                                                                                • 1932 – New Hunter Chain Stores, Boot Warehouse
                                                                                • 1940-1950, – W.H. Fitts, Chemist  
                                                                                • Currently: - Possible Brothel 

                                                                                689 Hunter St Newcastle West / 5 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909 – James Bone, Grocer
                                                                                • 1920 – J.H. Philpotts & Son, Grocers 
                                                                                • 1920-1938 – Thomas Jack & Son, Fruiterers
                                                                                • 1950 – The Florida Milk Bar
                                                                                • Currently– Foley’s Pianos
                                                                                • Property Owner:I J LINDSAY & S R LINDSAY & M P MORELLO 2300

                                                                                691 Hunter St Newcastle West / 7 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909 – Jason R. Shepherd, Tailor
                                                                                • 1920 – Bridge Dry Cleaners, Hat Blockers (near cottage Creek Bridge)
                                                                                • 1930 – Young’s Melody Parlours, Radio & Gramophones 
                                                                                • 1938 – A. Dod & Co, Tailors

                                                                                691a Hunter St Newcastle West / 7a Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1930 – A.R. Robertson, Watchmaker 7
                                                                                • 1932 – H.S. Sunderland, Watchmaker

                                                                                693 Hunter St Newcastle West / 09 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909 – Firth & Stollery, Cycle Agent
                                                                                • 1920 – Harry Taylor, Cycle Agent
                                                                                • 1930 – The Majestic Refreshment Rooms
                                                                                • 1932 – Blue Bird, Refreshment Rooms
                                                                                • 1950 – A Dod & Company Dry Cleaner’s 

                                                                                695 Hunter St Newcastle West / 11 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909-1920 – W.J. Frederick Fletcher JP, Chemist & Dentist
                                                                                • 1930 – W.H. Fitts, Chemist
                                                                                • 1938 – Worth’s Ltd, Frock & Coat Specialists
                                                                                • Currently– Cj Global Elements. ok11
                                                                                • Property Owner: D J MORRIS & R G MORRIS 2317

                                                                                697 Hunter St Newcastle West / 13 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909 – George solway, Grocer
                                                                                • 1920 – Thomas W. Brown, Saddler
                                                                                • 1930-1950 – D.G. Valentine’s, Confectionery Wholesale
                                                                                • 1950 – D.G. McDougal, Toy Dealer
                                                                                • Currently– Fat Ink Tattoo  13
                                                                                • Property Owner:M B ROBSON & T R HUGHES 2303

                                                                                699  Hunter St Newcastle West / 15 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909–1920 – William Noyes, Hairdresser
                                                                                • 1920 – Mrs W Noyes, Fruiterer & Confectionery
                                                                                • 1930 – Wes Oakes
                                                                                • 1932-1938 – Bert White, Hairdresser & Tobacconist

                                                                                701 Hunter St Newcastle West / 17 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909– Board & Roberts, Auctioneers
                                                                                • 1920 – Herb Whyte, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
                                                                                • 1920 – May & Taylor, Butchers
                                                                                • 1930 – R. McNiven, Butcher
                                                                                • 1940-1950 – Banks and Son Butchers.
                                                                                • Currently– Bag Brothers Urban Eatery.
                                                                                • Property Owner:D A NORVILLE & M ENOMAR & M FERNANDEZ & L FERNANDEZ & others 2299

                                                                                703 Hunter St Newcastle West / 19 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909 – Mrs Ann Ford
                                                                                • 1920 – Grallilis & GianoulisFruiterers

                                                                                705 Hunter St Newcastle West / 21 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                • 1909-1920 – Bennett & Milford, Sadlers
                                                                                • 1930 – Bert Whyte, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
                                                                                • 1930 – A.H. Wells, Dentist
                                                                                • 1938 – Lindstrom Bros, Grocers
                                                                                • Currently– Hunters Gypsies  19
                                                                                • Property Owner:H ANASTASI 2287

                                                                                707 Hunter St Newcastle West / 21a Charlton St
                                                                                • 1909 – Edward Wilson, Butcher
                                                                                • 1920 Ward & Co, Auctioneers
                                                                                • 1930-1940 – The Bank of Australasia
                                                                                • 1950 –EA Firth, Dealer
                                                                                • Currentlyit is Tribal Urge Tattoo  21

                                                                                <<  Crossing over Porcher St (National Park St) and heading west along Hunter St  >>
                                                                                South side of Hunter St, National Park to Stewart Avenue Block..

                                                                                Marcus Clark & Co (photo uonarchi)
                                                                                709-721 Cnr Hunter St Newcastle West / 23 Charlton St / 23 Hunter St West
                                                                                • 1902 – Marcus Clark & Co Ltd, General Draper, Best built Furniture, Mens & Boys Clothing, Tel 1720
                                                                                • 1930 – G. Prentice, Furniture Wholesale
                                                                                • 1938 – J. Turner, Bootmaker
                                                                                • 1938 – Sports Dyers & Cleaners
                                                                                • 1938 – Muir & Russell, Dressmakers
                                                                                • 1950 –A.Baxter, Boot and Shoe repairers.  
                                                                                • 1966 – Walton’s Dept Store, Walton’s bought out Marcus Clark’s  23chk
                                                                                • Currently– Spotlight Newcastle
                                                                                • Property Owner:  CAFPRINT PTY LIMITED 3205

                                                                                  715  Hunter St Newcastle West / 25 Charlton St / 25 Hunter St West,
                                                                                  • 1909 – John S Cave, Dentist
                                                                                  • 1909 – D.B.Flet Sister, Dental Mech
                                                                                  • 1920 – Stuart Hamilton.            ok
                                                                                  • Note: Now Part of Marcus Clark / Spotlight

                                                                                  717 Hunter St Newcastle West / 27 Charlton St / 27 Hunter St West
                                                                                  • 1909 – David Edwards, Masseur
                                                                                  • 1920 – Peter Johnson                       ok
                                                                                  • Note: Now Part of Marcus Clark / Spotlight

                                                                                  719 Hunter St Newcastle West / 29 Charlton St / xx Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                  • 1909 – Hy Howard
                                                                                  • 1920 – Harry Cairney, Fruiterer                  ok
                                                                                  • Note: Now Part of Marcus Clark / Spotlight

                                                                                   721 Hunter St Newcastle West / 31 Charlton St /  xx Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                  • 1909 – Hy Gilbert, Blacksmith
                                                                                  • 1920 – Mrs Ellen Kennedy     ok
                                                                                  • Note: Now Part of Marcus Clark / Spotlight

                                                                                  723 Hunter St Newcastle West / 33 Charlton St /  03 Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                  • 1909 – Alfred Player
                                                                                  • 1920-1938 – Frederick E. Petherbridge  723 & 33ok
                                                                                  • Currently Gracegrove House and now a site office.
                                                                                  • Property Owner:D SPENCER & J SPENCER (Unit 1) 2300

                                                                                  725-733 Hunter St Newcastle West / 35-41 Charlton St / 05-13 Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                  • 1909 – William Turner, Timber Merchant
                                                                                  • 1909 – Jos Paine, Store
                                                                                  • 1920-1950 –NSW Aerated Waters Pty Ltd          okok
                                                                                  • 1930 – Jim Hall, Store
                                                                                  • 1938 – H.S. Davies, Mixed Business
                                                                                  • 1950 – T Page, Furniture
                                                                                  • 1950 – Mcleod Kelso & Lee, former Holden Dealership building
                                                                                  • 1950 – Longs Motors
                                                                                  • 1938 – Mrs V, Dealer
                                                                                  • CurrentlyA Vacant Block, Part of the new Birwood Business Park

                                                                                  735 Hunter St Newcastle West/ 43 Charlton St / 15 Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                  • 1909 – Jarvis & Gibson, Bootmakers
                                                                                  • 1920 – Frederick Talbot                       ok
                                                                                  • 1930 – S. Sam, Bootmaker
                                                                                  • 1938 – NSW Motors,Motor Dealer
                                                                                  • 1950 – J.H. Grills,Motor Dealer
                                                                                  • 1950 – Stead’s,Tire Service
                                                                                  • 1950 – Regan’s Motors
                                                                                  • Currentlyit is 1 of 3 new town houses

                                                                                    737 Hunter St Newcastle West / 43 Charlton St / 17 Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                    • 1909-1920 – Edwin Vial, Teacher Violin   ok
                                                                                    • 1909 - George Cantello
                                                                                    • 1909 – Australian Mutual Life Ass Co Ltd
                                                                                    • Currentlyit is 2 of 3 new town houses
                                                                                    • Property Owner:M P WOOD & M J CUNNINGHAM 2303

                                                                                      739 Hunter St Newcastle West / 45 Charlton St / 19 Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                      • 1909-1920 – George Spence        ok
                                                                                      • 1920-1940 – Foggitt Jones Pty Ltd, Dairy Produce, Ham & Bacon Curers, Canned Pork. 
                                                                                      • 1940 – J. H. DAY, Sewing Machine Agent, Dealer  ok45
                                                                                      • 1950 – Smith Sons & Rees Pty Ltd, Motor Car Accessories
                                                                                      • Currentlyit is 3 of 3 new town houses
                                                                                      • Property Owner:J K WATERHOUSE & M A WATERHOUSE 2001

                                                                                        Latec House 1957
                                                                                        741-745 Hunter St Newcastle West / 47-49 Charlton St / 21-25 Hunter St Wickham
                                                                                        • 1909 – George Bird
                                                                                        • 1959-1988 – Latec houseLatec House was designed in 1956 by Peddle Thorp & Walker with construction commencing late 1957. The eleven-storey building was officially opened on 24 April 1959 by The Federal Attorney General, Sir Garfield Barwick. At this time Latec House was the tallest building in Newcastle, rising 128 feet above Hunter Street, and was described as being ‘in the heart of the city’s thriving motor industry’. The last tenants left in May 1988 and the building was never occupied. It was 1988 that saw speculation that the building may become a hotel.
                                                                                        • 2009 – Grand Mercure Apartments
                                                                                        • Metal Trades Employers Association. NRMA
                                                                                        • Currently– Latec House, Grand Mercure Apartments
                                                                                        • Property Owner: H M Maude (Unit 21) 2302

                                                                                        747-751 Hunter St Newcastle West / 51-59 Charlton St  / 27-31 Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                        • 1909 - John Hancock, Mon Mason
                                                                                        • 1909-1920 – John Spitzkowsky, Furniture Distributor   ok747
                                                                                        • 1920 – James Eastham & Sons, Commercial Agent & Product Merchant
                                                                                        • 1950 – Mcleod Kelso & Lee, former Holden Dealership building
                                                                                        • 1979 – Young and Green Pty Ltd.
                                                                                        • 1993 – Newcastle City Holden
                                                                                        • 2018 – Go Kindy Newcastle City
                                                                                        • Note: Demolished to construct 
                                                                                        • Go Kindy Newcastle City
                                                                                        • Currently– Go Kindy Newcastle City

                                                                                          753-755 Hunter St Newcastle West / 57 Charlton St  / 33 Hunter St Wickham, 1909-1932 – Spurr Hartley, Store   ok7531920 - Jim Hall, Store       ok755 1938 – Mrs V. Payne, Dealer Currentlyit is PKF, Accounting and other various tenants

                                                                                            757 Hunter St Newcastle West / 67 Charlton St / 47-49 Hunter St West,  Wickham,
                                                                                            • 1909 – Christopher McKenzie
                                                                                            • 1920 - George Gill, Bag & Sack Merchant
                                                                                            • 1930 – Mrs E.M. Cusick, Dealer
                                                                                            • 1932 - J. Anthony, Bootmaker   ok
                                                                                            • 1932 – Mcleod Kelso & LeeMotor Dealers showroom at 47-49 Hunter St, The 1932 Chevrolet Six is priced from £282. Regardless of the price, or type of car you are thinking about, you should first inspect this 1932 Chevrolet Six. Low prices . . . low operating cost… amazing new features–such as Synchro Mesh Transmission, and Simplified Free Wheeling-features and mechanical improvements that you have hitherto associated only with costly cars . . . all make Chevrolet the ideal car for Australian motoring conditions.                        47-49 check
                                                                                            • 1938 – NSW Motors, Motor Dealers
                                                                                            • 1979 – Young and Green Pty Ltd.
                                                                                            • 1993 – Newcastle City Holden
                                                                                            • Currentlyit is PKF, Accounting and other various tenants
                                                                                            • Property Owner:  Lawler Partners Investments Pty Limited 2300

                                                                                              759 Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St / 51 Hunter St West, Wickham,
                                                                                              • 1920 - Thomas L. Patterson - Bootmaker  ok
                                                                                              • Currently: – PKF

                                                                                                761 Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St / 53 Hunter St West, Wickham, 1920 – Kitchen & Sons Ltd, Candle & Soap Makers  ok69  ok761 1920 – Neptune Oil Co Ltd    ok 1909 – Sydney Soap & Candle Co                                         
                                                                                                1930 – W.E. Bramble & Sons Ltd, Motor Garage  ok Currently: – PKF

                                                                                                  763-765 Hunter St Newcastle West / 75 Charlton St / 55-57 Hunter St West, Wickham,
                                                                                                  1932-1938 – Barnett Glass, Rubber Co, Motor Tyres  ok 1932 – Mcleod Kelso & Lee, Showrooms Lawler Accountants PKF  Australia are a group of accountant member firms specializing in audit, business advisory, and taxation services. Currently: – PKF Property Owner: J A MANITTA & R B MAWHINNEY 2289

                                                                                                    767-773 Hunter St Newcastle West / 77 Charlton St / 59-65 Hunter St West1909-1920 – Hans Hansen, Grocer & Product Merchant  ok767
                                                                                                    1920 – R. S. Hunter, Bookseller   ok 2016 – Rundle Tailoringhas established itself as the go-to menswear destination in the Hunter region and still manufacture’s quality suits on a small scale. In 2016, fourth generation tailor, Andrew Rundle and his wife Bronwyn proudly took over the reins. They have been instrumental in continuing the proud family business, while cementing it firmly as a modern and contemporary tailor and menswear destination. 1930-1938 – Briscoe & Co Ltd, Hardware Merchants   ok Currently: – Rundle Tailoring

                                                                                                      The West End Hotel (Photo Gdaypubs)
                                                                                                      775 Hunter St Newcastle West / 79 Charlton St / 67 Hunter St West, Wickham, 
                                                                                                      • 1910-2018 – The West End Hotel  (Mrs Eliz Fowler) Former West End Hotel Now budget accommodation. Corner of Stewart Avenue (Pacific Highway). Licence transferred to Star Hotel 410 King Street, Newcastle.  ok79  ok775
                                                                                                      • Currently- The West End Accommodation
                                                                                                      • Property Owner:  WANARA PTY LIMITED 2280

                                                                                                      <<<<< Crossing over Stewart Avenue and heading west along Hunter St >>>>>
                                                                                                      South side of Hunter St, Stewart Avenue to Wood

                                                                                                      S&W Miller Hunter St & Stewart Ave, West End

                                                                                                      777 Hunter St Newcastle West / 81 Charlton St / xx Hunter St West, Wickham,

                                                                                                      • 1920-1950 – Acme Oil Engine Co   ok777
                                                                                                      • 1930 – Church’s Tyre Service, D. Church & Coy Ltd. Everything for the Motorist. Tel 1542  ok
                                                                                                      • 1938 – Stock’s Tyre Service, Motor Tyres
                                                                                                      • 1970 – S&W Miller, used tv store
                                                                                                      • CurrentlyNow all Demolished to make way for the New Newcastle Council Headquarters
                                                                                                      • Property Owner:Kanyon Pty Limited 3047


                                                                                                      779-781 Hunter St Newcastle West / 83 Charlton St / xx Hunter St West, Wickham,

                                                                                                      • 1920 – Fry & Findlay, Fuel Dealers      ok779
                                                                                                      • 1938 – Smith, Sons & Rees Pty Ltd, Motor Accessories
                                                                                                      • 1938 – I. Johnson & Co, Manufacturers Shirts & Pyjamas
                                                                                                      • 2010-Bindi’s Bazaar, listed as 365 Pacific Hwy, Newcastle West
                                                                                                      • Pink Elephant Markets
                                                                                                      • CurrentlyNow all Demolished to make way for the New Newcastle Council Headquarters
                                                                                                      • Property Owner: J E LORENZ 2302


                                                                                                      785-787 Hunter St Newcastle West / 85 Charlton St / xx Hunter St West, Wickham,

                                                                                                      • 1868-1932 – The Castlemaine Brewery
                                                                                                      • 1887 – The Castlemaine Brewery and Wood Bros. A limited company was formed.
                                                                                                      • 1921 – Tooth and Co. Limited entered into an agreement with the Castlemaine Brewery and Wood Bros and Company Newcastle NSW Limited and subsequently acquired the company’s brewing assets.
                                                                                                      • 1947 – Woods Commercial Refrigeration
                                                                                                      • 1989 – The Regional Museum.
                                                                                                      • 1975 – The Pink Elephant Markets
                                                                                                      • Currently The Quest Apartments
                                                                                                      • More on the story of the Brewery.
                                                                                                      • Property Owner: Kanyon Pty Limited 3047


                                                                                                      <<<<< Crossing over Wood St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
                                                                                                      South side of Hunter St, Wood St to Denison St Block

                                                                                                      The Cambridge Hotel
                                                                                                      789 Hunter St Newcastle West / 87 Charlton St / Hunter St West, Wickham,
                                                                                                      • 1930-2018  – The Cambridge Hotelis located in the West End of Newcastle’s CBD. It has been a feature of the live music touring scene for the past 50 years. The Cambridge has hosted some of the biggest and best acts Internationally, Nationally and locally
                                                                                                      • CurrentlyThe Cambridge Hotel  
                                                                                                      • Property Owner:J C PALMIERI & P J KIRBY & A U VITTADELLO 2302

                                                                                                        789a Hunter St Newcastle West / 89 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                        • 1950 – West End Milk Bar, also known as the Parthenon Milk Bar
                                                                                                        • 1970 - owned by Jim Zervos.

                                                                                                          END OF the 1920's HUNTER STREET NUMBERING SYSTEM (black colour numbers)
                                                                                                          <<<<< Crossing over Denison St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
                                                                                                          South side of Hunter St, Denison to Railway St Block

                                                                                                          791 Hunter St Newcastle West / 91 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1920 – McNaughton & Son, Builders
                                                                                                          • 1920-1938 – H.T. Lucerne’s Meat Market, Butchers  ok
                                                                                                          • 1930 – Thompson and Co,  Auctioneers & Estate Agents


                                                                                                          793 Hunter St Newcastle West / 93 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham, Maitland Road Hamilton,
                                                                                                          • 1938 – Mcilrath’s Pty Ltd, Grocers  ok
                                                                                                          • CurrentlyTO Technology
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:T G DAVIDSON 2303


                                                                                                          795 Hunter St Newcastle West / 95 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932 – A.M. Karpoozis, Bootmaker
                                                                                                          • 1932 – Miss A. M. Walsh, Costume Maker
                                                                                                          • CurrentlyHunter Valley Granite & Marble
                                                                                                          • Property Owner: A T Welsh & K L  Welsh 2303


                                                                                                          797 Hunter St Newcastle West / 97 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932 – John W. Anderson
                                                                                                          • 1938 – Noel Mullaly
                                                                                                          • Currently- a Vacant Shop
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:H J MURPHY 2305


                                                                                                          799-803 Hunter St Newcastle West / 99 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932 – O.H. Barnier, Store
                                                                                                          • 1938 – Mrs M. Archer, Childrens Outfitters
                                                                                                          • Currently
                                                                                                          • Property Owner: M MAI 1515


                                                                                                          801 Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1938 – M. Capos, Bootmaker

                                                                                                          803 Hunter St Newcastle West /  Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1938 – Nathan Turnbull.

                                                                                                          805 Hunter St Newcastle West / 101 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham, Later in 1920 Address changed to 101 Hunter Street West, Newcastle.
                                                                                                          • 1932 – C Elliott, Newsagent
                                                                                                          • Currently- a Vacant Store
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:L CHEN 1515


                                                                                                          807 Hunter St Newcastle West / 103 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932 – John Ure, Hairdresser
                                                                                                          • 1938 – Nathan Turnbull, Newsagency ok
                                                                                                          • 1940 – Ron’s Cake store.
                                                                                                          • Currently- a Vacant Store
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:L CHEN 1515


                                                                                                          811 Hunter St Newcastle West / 105 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932 – John Ure, Hairdresser & Tobacconist
                                                                                                          • 1938 – C. Lowe, Mixed business
                                                                                                          • 1932 – Mrs J. Woodward, Store
                                                                                                          •  Currently: - Thai Massage
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:S J BLYTH & K M BLYTH & S R LAWS & J P LEDERWASCH & D A LEDERWASCH 2303


                                                                                                          813 Hunter St Newcastle West / 107 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1950-1952 – M. Andrus, Fishmonger


                                                                                                          815 Hunter St Newcastle West / 109 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932-1950 – O.E De Morris, Chemist
                                                                                                          • 1938 – T.D. Craig, Cycle Agent
                                                                                                          • 1950 – Blatchford E,Cake shop 
                                                                                                          • Currently: – Hunters for Collectors 
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:S J BLYTH & K M BLYTH & S R LAWS & J P LEDERWASCH & D A LEDERWASCH 2303  OK checked

                                                                                                          817 Hunter St Newcastle West / 111 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • Currently- multi story new building
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:R J FERNANCE 2300

                                                                                                          819 Hunter St Newcastle West / 113 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • 1932 – Mrs E.J.  Magner, Fruiterer
                                                                                                          • 1950 – H.A. Woods, Newsagent
                                                                                                          • Currently: - multi story new building
                                                                                                          • Property Owner: R J FERNANCE 2300


                                                                                                           <<<<< Crossing over Tudor St and continuing west along Hunter Street >>>>>
                                                                                                          South side of Hunter St, Tudor to Overhead Bridge Block

                                                                                                          827 Hunter St Newcastle West / 115 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham, also Hunter St, Hamilton 
                                                                                                          • Currently- House, built in 1991
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:TRUSTEES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH DIOCESE MAITLAND-NE 2300


                                                                                                          841-843-845-847 Hunter St Newcastle West
                                                                                                          • 117-123 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • CurrentlyCatholic Church and other
                                                                                                          • Property Owner:TRUSTEES DIOCESE OF MAITLAND 2300 

                                                                                                          849-851 Hunter St Newcastle West
                                                                                                          • 127 Charlton St / Hunter St Wickham,
                                                                                                          • Currently– Newcastle Car & Truck Rental, corner of Hunter and Selma Streets.
                                                                                                          • Property Owner: JONGWEN PTY LIMITED 2291 


                                                                                                          << END OF the SOUTHERN BLOCKS OF HUNTER St / BLAINE St/ CHARLTON St >>START OF THE NORTH side of the street BLOCKS

                                                                                                           <<<<<< Overhead Bridge >>>>>>

                                                                                                          By Spero Davias - 2019 Hamilton East 2303