BUCHANAN'S HOTEL, 
AMERICAN OFFICERS ACCOMMODATION
STURT STREET, TOWNSVILLE
DURING WWII

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Buchanan's Hotel, Sturt Street, Townsville

 

Buchanan's Hotel in Townsville was built in 1903. The Hotel had been taken over by the American forces during the war. It was located about 2 doors away from the North Eastern Area Command Headquarters. Unfortunately the beautiful old hotel was destroyed in a fire in 1982.

Lyndon Johnson revisited the Townsville area on 23 October 1966 during his term as President of the United States and revisited Buchanan's Hotel in Sturt Street, where he visited some American officers in June 1942 and signed the Visitor's Book. LBJ was staying at the American Officer's Club at the Queens Hotel at the time of this visit.

 

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