49 ~ Public School and Residence, 1868, Queen Street

Built by Alexander Mitchell for the local school board patrons, to a design supplied by the State Education Department. It was described as a brick building with high gables, and decorative fascia boards. In 1922 it became a private hospital, ahd then eventually a private hotel, both institutions supervised by the diminutive but assertive/Matron McMaugh. It is said that when tourist busloads stayed overnight, the driver was accommodated in the original mourge. Uralla's first swimming pool still remains to the left of the building.