|Named After||Patrick Robertson|
Robertson Terrace faces the sea between Carlisle Parade and Harold Place with Queens Apartments (formerly the Queens Hotel) at its eastern end and was built in the 1850’s to early 1860’s on the seaward side of the area known as the America Ground.
It is said the Lion and Unicorn were originally destined for Buckingham Palace - which was being re-modelled in 1847 – 1850 but were surplus to requirements and acquired by the developer Patrick Robertson.
After the raising of the Lion and Unicorn, the Queens Hotel and Robertson Terrace had followed by 1862, although it would appear that the construction was not without difficulty; the building firm of George and James Winter going into bankruptcy in 1854 and the properties they had constructed - numbers 8 to 12 being sold at auction in a state of near-completion.
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