Scarborough’s glorious Pavilion Hotel once stood proudly in our town, acting as a landmark gateway opposite the railway station.
The stunning architecture occupied a large site at the corner of Westborough and Valley Bridge Road until it was demolished in 1973. The five-storey hotel was replaced with the brutalist concrete Pavilion House, which is home to offices and shops.
It is considered by many to be the “ugliest” building in Scarborough and a decline in standards ... take a look back at these classic photos of Scarborough’s Pavilion Hotel.
1. Beauty and the Beast
A view along the newly created Northway towards Pavilion Hotel and Scarborough Railway Station. Photo: Contributed
2. Beauty and the Beast
A busy scene at Scarborough Railway Station possibly in the late 1920s or early '30s. Photo: Contributed
3. Beauty and the Beast
The proprietor of the Pavilion Hotel, Robert Laughton, laid a private green next to his hotel in Pavilion Square where sporting pastimes including bowls were played. Photo: Contributed
4. Beauty and the Beast
The hotel was designed by architect William Baldwin Stewart and built in 1870. Photo: Contributed