Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel at 484 Princes Highway in Rockdale was rebuilt by Tooth and Company in 1941 to a design by Rudder and Grout.

The large and imposing circular brick facade with in built verandahs and strong horizontal lines make good use of the small corner site. The style of the building is similar the Union Hotel in Newtown and the Rosebery Hotel in Rosebery.

Facade detail

Grand hotel facade detail

View the following historical photographs from the Noel Butlin Archives Centre at the ANU;
- Public bar

- Saloon bar

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.


  1. Thanks Jim. It is a good looking building for sure. Architects Rudder and Grout did a fantastic job on many hotels throughout Sydney in the 30's and 40's.