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  Now a Restaurant
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  • Now a Restaurant - Grafton
      Now a Restaurant
    by balhannah
  • Now a Restaurant - Grafton
      Now a Restaurant
    by balhannah
 

A little bit of History......

Due to gold rushes on the Clarence in the early 1870?s, banking businesses boomed. The Banking Companies were encouraged to erect new banks, some since have been demolished, but not all.
All were very grand and impressive buildings for their day, and now days too!
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney still stands today.

I think this is a stunning old building! It features pillars, carved stone and iron lace work. Inside, and there is beautifully carved woodwork, outside, it is built of local sandstone.
The bank was built on a ?platform? above the height of the 1876 flood but unfortunately the 1890 flood rose to a record height and went into the bank itself to a depth of about 65 cm.
Amazing that the River rose so high!

Between the years 1980-1 this building was restored to its former glory.
In 2013, it was being used as a Restaurant.

Address: Cnr. Prince & Fitzroy Streets, Grafton

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2013
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