The History - 13 King William Street Bayswater

BEFORE

BEFORE

The building which resides at 13 King William Street was opened in 1919 as a small billiards saloon, and the shopfront is almost entirely authentic—with a glazed tiled dado, rendered masonry, and metal covered joinery shopfronts.

Throughout the building you can still see the concrete footings dotted throughout the floor boards - a reminder of what once was.

The building is associated with Robert James Percival Marshall 1910-2004, who was a 4 time world amateur billiards champion and local liberal member. Marshall created world records and his biggest break of 702 remained an amateur record until 1984.

Since this time we know the building has been used as;

  • a real estate agency

  • commercial printing house

  • stained glass manufacturer

  • a black market for potatoes (unofficially)

AFTER

AFTER