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14. Former Hotel Francis
Kent & Richmond Streets

This is the site of the first hotel built in the new Maryborough Township in 1853, the Maryborough Inn.

The current building erected as a single storey in 1878 was the third hotel to occupy this site. It features attractive veranda's and a fine slat valence.

It was known as the Metropolitan Hotel until 1935 when the name was changed to Hotel Francis.