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Historic Hutt Street Trail

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Published May 8th 2023
Featuring twenty significant sites
century clock hutt street
Hutt Street and its Century Clock

Approximately one kilometre in distance, the Historic Hutt Street Trail features twenty significant sites along one of Adelaide's original public streets. Hutt Street was named after Sir William Hutt who undertook administrative duties connected with the new colony in 1835. By the late 19th century, a variety of shops had been established along the street to serve local residents who lived in grand mansions as well as modest cottages within the area.

bluestone commercial shop
Arthur Waterhouse's bluestone commercial shop

Among the former dwellings were Joseph Jene's 1899 Victorian villas and John Miller's 1874 bluestone houses. Although built for Miller, the houses were soon transferred to wheelwright George Goldsack who lived further down the street. Back in the day, wealthy businessmen wanted to live close to work and therefore rented nearby houses. The group of five villas were built for this particular purpose. Jene continued to take advantage of the rental market until 1913.

shops hutt street
Shops owned by John Rounsevell

Prominent financier Arthur Waterhouse erected several buildings in the city including the impressive bluestone commercial shop at the corner of Halifax Street. His comprehensive development has indeed left a mark on Adelaide. CIBO Espresso now gives the building an authentic Italian cafe ambience.

The General Havelock Hotel
The General Havelock Hotel

On the other corner is a row of three shops built in 1878. They were owned by pastoralist John Rounsevell and had possibly served as a draper's shop, bakery and store in the past. Rounsevell had a pair of terrace shops and a substantial residence to his name too.

residence hutt street
Dormer House

Named after a British General, the General Havelock Hotel has a 150-year history and is still going strong today. It offers fine classic pub grubs such as $10 schnitzels every Monday, $12 wings every Wednesday and $15 burgers every Thursday. I reckon these are specials not to be missed.


Also worth mentioning are Rymill House, Bray House, Feeney House, Dormer House and Mariposa. If you've been to Carclew in North Adelaide, you'd notice some similarities with Margaret Bungey's Mariposa. Both were designed by architect John Quinton Bruce and have a conical turret as well as being rather picturesque.

Historic Hutt Street Trail
Historic Hutt Street Trail

For a map of the trail, please head to An audio recording is available too making the trail more accessible for visitors.
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Why? Featuring twenty significant sites
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The history around adleaide massive learning curve. HOpe the buildings kept for a long long time.
by mytsl (score: 2|266) 11 days ago
The clock on that street has significant meaning which I believe is celebration of 100years.
by lteng (score: 1|78) 10 days ago
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