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The Waverley Hotel, c. 1865, is an excellent example of the Italianate style of architecture. It is a two-and-a-half storey building with a truncated hip roof and a prominent central projecting bay flanked by two small dormers. A number of politicians, businessmen, and military personnel were guests at the Waverley Hotel. One notable guest was Oscar Wilde who visited Halifax in 1882.
Waverley Hotel contributes strongly to the heritage character of the surrounding area and proposed district. It is situated among other buildings in the Italianate style. On the opposite side of the street, there is a group of five buildings designed and built by George Blaiklock which include some Italianate styled decorations.