Dictionary of Sydney

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Australian Mutual Fire Insurance Society Building

Victorian Free Classical style office and retail block built for an insurance business on the site of the Surry Arms Hotel. With a fine modelled stone facade and well articulated corner elevation design, it has been a city landmark for over 100 years. In the 1970s it had housed Grahame Book Company, a prominent publishing house from the 1940s to the 1980s.

-33.86900805095247, 151.208384603251

Milestone
Constructed
1877 - 1882
Name
Alternate
Grahame's Corner
Property
Occupied by
1882 - 1935
Type