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Built by the Grace Brothers in the 1920s as a showpiece of their successful retail business, The Grace Hotel has been beautifully restored to its former glory, making it one of Sydney’s most prominent historical landmarks, a fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture with contrasting Art Deco interior.
Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed 382 room hotel offers a warm and personal service with the luxury of a 4 1/2 star hotel exuding a unique blend of old world charm with modern comfort to meet the needs of guests today.
It was installed at the intersection of Hunter, Bligh and Castlereagh Streets in 1925 in memory of Richard Jonson.
Each side has a polished pink granite tablet with a gilt inscription.
Representations from the Royal Australian Historical Society’s special committee, the First Christian Service Memorial Committee, were made concerning a monument to Johnson and the Committee was subsequently granted permission to take over the project.
They had privately raised 300 pounds for the purpose and asked members and friends for another 300 pounds.
With the support of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, which had donated more than 4,000 books, Johnson established the first lending library in Australia.
He spent 12 years in the colony of New South Wales before retiring to England./ “What shall I render unto / THE LORD / for all his benefits / toward ME”.