Posted on December 23, 2016March 2, 2018 by WillemFriday/ the Albany from yesteryear Here are some of the older buildings around York Street and Princess Royal Drive in old historic downtown Albany. The Albany town hall was its first civic building. It opened in 1888. The ‘London Hotel’ is on Princess Royal Street. It is the oldest licensed hotel in Western Australia, first built in 1856 and rebuilt after a major fire in 1909. This train came steaming through the main station in Albany this morning. It is westbound, towards the town of Denmark. This beautiful old gazebo overlooks the main train station.