Mayflower Restaurant Bar in Adelaide

 

Hotel
History

Image courtesy of State Records of South Australia’s collection reference SRSA GRG35/342/GN5616

The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd (CML) first began operating in Melbourne in 1873. By the 1930s, CML had embarked upon a construction program across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa establishing a building style so unique, it would be recognised as a society building wherever it was situated in the world.

The Adelaide building was constructed in two stages: the first building facing King William Street was completed in 1934 and the adjoining building facing Hindley Street in 1936.

Created in what was described as ‘a colourful interpretation of the Romanesque Style,’ the building’s unusual design features include; the early use of artificial stone (know as Benedict Stone), deeply pitched roman tiled mansard roofs, an ornately detailed lift tower, parapeted façades and projecting gargoyles and flagpoles.

The building’s external form was added to the State Heritage Register on April 5, 1984.


Subscribe

SIGN UP FOR SPECIAL OFFERS

What's On

  • Crush Festival 2018

    So much more than just a food and wine festival – celebrate the best things in life in the Adelaide Hills. When the summer h.. Read More

  • Grapest 5km Run

    Who said you can’t drink wine AND exercise? Run through the vineyards and trails of the stunning Lake Breeze Wines while hav.. Read More

  • Handpicked Festival

    Lake Breeze Wines will be transformed into the sensory overload that is, The Handpicked Festival. Absorb yourself in th.. Read More

  • Stay Updated

    Receive the latest news, promotions and events