representing Officers and families of
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited
and its subsidiaries & affiliates.




Historical 20th C

Head Office
3 stories



In 1902 (107th Report) the Bank purchased three adjoining buildings in Barrack Street which "will give a fair return" until needed. 

1981-05-01 Current Accounts Vol 3 # 1 pg 32 :-

"At the request of Professor Leslie  Wilkinson (Australia's 1st Professor of Architecture & Dean of the Faculty at Sydney University) CBCofS donated the original facade to Sydney Uni to provide additional accommodation for the Chemistry Department and to serve as an illustration of Gothic architecture".

2017 Christmas David Jones Heritage biscuit tin lid featuring their Barrack Street corner store in 1904 with CBC facade on right side and Queen Victoria building at left side, along George Street.

Head Office
5 stories

Photo courtesy Kevin Meyer




1981-05-01 Current Accounts Vol 3 # 1 pg 32 :-
"1907 final extension took 343 George St building to 5 stories with exterior facade of the 2 top stories duplicating the Corinthian styling of the original base"

1907 photo of CBC with Bank of New South Wales head office on right.

1908 Banking Chamber from Current Accounts July 79

Head Office
10 storeys






c.1925 Martin Place with CBC under construction in background, from a poster on hoarding in George Street 2017.





 1937 King George VI coronation



1958 photo with double-decker buses in Martin Place by Ken Wood


1970 Bicentenary celebrations
from Current Accounts July 70

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