“The Victoria Hotel, Harrogate, is situated at the corner of Coldbath-road and the Esplanade, facing the Stray. It will be seen that the old building is of very simple character, and it was necessary that the additions should be treated in a quiet manner. The extensions give large and commodious vaults, with clubroom over, and two private rooms, also a small lock-up shop, and a large shop and house. The materials used are local stone for the walling and dressings, the roof is covered with green Westmoreland slates. The work was carried out by local contractors at a cost of £2,000. Mr. Albert E. Kirk, A.K.I.B.A., of Leeds, was the architect.” Published in The Building News, December 16 1898.