Little Trinity Townhouse Restoration
The simple, two-storey brick property was finished in 1852 in a plain Georgian style once common in the city’s east end. Leslie Scott, the first owner, opened the eponymous Scott’s Hotel there with Francis Beale as a tenant, possibly a manager. By 1875, Beale, a bricklayer, had taken over the buildings and was running his own inn and store out of a second, more recent, building to the east.
This is the only photo I’ve ever found of the old Derby Tavern on the corner of King and Parliament.
A very early map of the city (1857) locates a Police Station in one of these buildings.