The Ararat Hotel, in Barkly Street, Ararat was built around the end of 1939 or the start of 1940. It must have caused quite a stir when it arrived in rural Victoria just a war was starting.
The main features are the large fins supporting the curved balconies about the main doorway.
Also there is a decorative Art Deco panel above each of the windows.
I'll have to go back when it is open and have a beer. All in the name of research, of course, to see if there is any decoration inside.
Landmark Disappearing, COUNTRY NEWS. (1939, June 9). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), p9
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