Object StatementPhotographic print, black and white, The Grace Building, Sydney, New South Wales, E A Bradford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1930
Physical DescriptionPhotographic print, black & white, The Grace Building, Sydney, New South Wales, E A Bradford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1930
View of The Grace Building taken from diagonally opposite the hotel at the corner of York and King streets, Sydney, New South Wales.
MarksPhotographer's stamp embossed on lower right of image, 'E.A. BRADFORD/SYDNEY'. Photographer's stamp on reverse, 'E. A. BRADFORD/COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER/KEEP HOUSE/155 CLARENCE ST./SYDNEY'. Typed caption on reverse, 'THE GRACE BUILDING/The whole of this structure above the first floor, on three/street frontages, has been faced with Terra Cotta. The/frontages are :-/York St. 148 ft./King St. 171 ft./Clarence St. 150 ft./The height of the Terra Cotta, from Second Floor window sill/to top of parapet, is 117 feet./The tower rises an additional 40 feet above the general parapet/level and is faced on all sides, including the flying buttresses, with Terra Cotta./The general colour is warm biscuit matt glaze. The panels/between heads and sills of windows are dark brown, with panel/mouldings of lighter brown./The panels over the heads of the second floor windows, also those/at the top floor level and parapet have traceried heads, and/the backgrounds are picked out in bright green./The whole of the panelling on the tower is also decorated with/tracery having a background of green glaze./All the shafts, which run the fill length of the structure, have/caps above the parapet level, glazed with a bright golden yellow,/the tower shafts being similarly treated.' In black ink on reverse, 'York King & Clarence St Sydney'.