Today at 10am WIN NEWS will be filming at the Embassy Motel, Deakin.
The RoundAbout building is all that remains of the once popular motel in Deakin. By close of business today it will become an empty block, completely levelled.
When you visit the website of the Embassy Motel the music tells a tale that the end is nigh.
The end of an era in the Inner South, and the suburb of Deakin, along with many others now, is about to get it own set of residential tower blocks. In one sense loosing some old Canberra history and heritage, and another of a newness, of progress of freshness to a suburb held dear to many hearts. I feel torn between the old villagey feel; and residential improvement and freshness.
A few weeks back before about half an hour after the last over night guests checked out the Auction of rooms was held, rooms selling from $80 to $500; well the contents anyway. It gave you a chance to see behind the scenes of this then run-down motel.
The end of an era, but I ask the question – who will preserve the WebSite for Heritage research on the suburb, along with photographs and stories about the place for people read about? What are we doing to preserve the history?
Visiting politicians, pool party gossip, secret rendezvous and other tales of hidden Canberra we hear about will be gone from Deakin and left only in our memories.