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Stepping back in Times || Tamworth’s first double storey building | The Northern Daily Leader



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There are many two-storey buildings in Tamworth today, but the one pictured was our first. This was built originally as the Tamworth Hotel, located in Peel Street at the current Target site. Built in 1854 by local George Cohen, he was assisted by 21-year-old William Springthorpe Dowel, who’d arrived in Tamworth that year after goldseeking at Rocky River near Uralla. This was the first of many impressive buildings constructed by Dowel, many still standing, including Munro’s Mill and Mechanics Institute. The smaller building on the left is the office of the Tamworth Examiner, our first local newspaper established in 1859, later taken over by its successor…

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