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11 December 2009

1905 – 205 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: E.J. Lennox Former branch of the Toronto Dominion Bank, which was bought by the city for an urban revitalisation project that never happened. This is a fabulous temple of banking with beautiful...

10 December 2009

1910 – Whistling Monkey Bar (Former Imperial Bank of Canada), Kenora, Ontario

Architects: Darling & Pearson Solid stone bank building in a vaguely Scottish Baronial style, now converted into a bar. Site of a celebrated bank robbery.

23 November 2009

1942 – Westin Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: McEnary & Krafft Former bank and office accommodation (Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Savings Bank of Minneapolis) converted into an hotel. The banking hall exterior features some bold relief sculpture and crisply incised lettering....

13 November 2009

1922 – Hibernian Insurance (Former Bank), Waterford

In the early twentieth century, most Irish towns had several banks. Over the years, a series of mergers resulted in the group AIB being created, and duplicate branches closed. This is one such...

13 November 2009

1911 – Allied Irish Bank, Waterford

Architect: Batchelor & Hicks Fine early twentieth century bank building with a wonderful curving corner entranceway. Extended, 1922, comprising single-bay three-storey end bay to east taking away the symmetry of the design. This...

13 November 2009

1925 – Former Munster & Leinster Bank, Waterford

Architect: McDonnell & Dixon One of the finer bank branches in Waterford and now sadly no longer used as such. A series of bank mergers in the mid to late twentieth century meant...

13 November 2009

1875 – Bank of Ireland, Waterford

Architect: Sandham Symes Imposing late 19th century bank building with living accommodation in the upperfloors. The interior boasts quite a tall banking hall. The bank retains important salient features and materials, and is...

13 November 2009

1841 – Assembly House, Waterford

Architect: Thomas Jackson Fine classical building of five bays, originally designed as a bank, the central three projecting, with crisp Corinthian pilasters and a blank pediment above. The building is crisply detailed with...

11 November 2009

1884 – Bank of Ireland, O’Connell Street, Limerick

Architect: Millar & Symes Fine corner bank with large well-lit banking hall at ground level. The severity of the upper floors is contrasted with the large round-headed windows and gently curving entrance bay....