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Aushiker

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Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
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Commercial Hotel, Dowerin, Western Australia
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Commercial Hotel, which today is heritage listed, was built in 1908 by FW Gustav Liebe who also constructed His Majesty's Theatre, Hay St Perth, and The Peninsular Hotel, Maylands, both of which are on the State Register of Heritage Buildings. Changes made to the fabric can be identified and illustrate periods of prosperity in Dowerin.

A little of its colourful history:

‘The opening of the Commercial Hotel on New Year's Day 1909 was celebrated in lavish style. About 100 people attended and some 75 residents partook of the midday meal at the invitation of the licensee. (The Northam Advertiser 9 January 1909)

The solid construction of the building was put to the test just six weeks after the opening when a tornado hit Dowerin. The original agricultural hall was destroyed and many buildings in the town were severely damaged, but the hurricane winds and torrential rain had little effect on the hotel. A large, galvanised iron tank just obtained by Rose was lifted off its stand, blown hundreds of metres and left in a battered and useless condition. A second empty water tank at the hotel would have suffered the same fate had it not been held down by several men until the rain partially filled it and anchored it down. But the building itself remained untouched. (The Northam Advertiser 24 February 1909)

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Jack Loudon

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Location
Seattle, WA
Real Name
Jack Loudon
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Sonoma County California, photo taken yesterday. My father built the front shed 45 years ago. I pulled off the blackberry canes that were engulfing it. The garage behind was built by my mother’s brothers in the 1920’s to house the family’s new automobile. The tank house in the background is similarly old but has been kept in repair.
 

Aushiker

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Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
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Dôme des Invalides - PARIS-2018-24
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

2018 July France - UK holiday: The Dôme des Invalides, which contains Napoleon I's tomb, is the emblem of the Hôtel National des Invalides. A state funeral accompanied the return of Emperor Napoleon I's ashes, which were transferred to Les Invalides on 15 December 1840 while the tomb was being built.

Today the site is the Musée de l'Armée, a national military museum of France.
 

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