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The Metropolitan Hotel, opposite Adelaide Central Market was constructed in 1883 for L. Penaluna, the previous owner of an earlier Metropolitan Hotel located on the eastern corner of Penaluna Place and Grote Street. The later Metropolitan Hotel remained in the ownership of Penaluna's descendants until 1979.
Constructed of bluestone rubble, the 25 room hotel building is typical of Adelaide's 19th century hotels with its chamfered corner and dominant balcony and verandahs. Adelaide City Council plaque.