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20 November 2013

1886 – English, Scottish & Australian Bank, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Architect: William Wardell Constructed from sandstone and designed in the Gothic Revival style by prominent architect William Wardell, this a rare Sydney example of the secular use of this type of architecture which...

12 November 2013

1928 – Commonwealth Bank Building, Martin Pl., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Ross & Rowe “Enormous in scale, containing vast banking halls, and thorough in its Roman allusion, right down to the finest detail, the Commonwealth Bank is a remarkable exercise in stylistic amplification.”...

04 October 2013

1930 – First National Building, Detroit, Michigan

Architect: Albert Kahn Completed in 1930, and at 341 feet tall rises 25 stories and includes two basement levels, occupying an entire block along Cadillac Square. The building was designed by Albert Kahn...

17 August 2013

1919 – No. 13 O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne Built after the previous branch of the Hibernian Bank was destroyed in the fighting during the 1916 Easter Rising. The previous building was by O’Neill & Byrne and was...

17 July 2013

1897 – Former National Bank, 62-68 High Street, Belfast

Architect: William Batt The National Bank Ltd, a bank founded by Daniel O’Connell in 1835 had branches in Ireland and Britain. The Irish branches were acquired by Bank of Ireland in 1965 and...

09 July 2013

1860 – Former Ulster Bank Headquarters, Waring St., Belfast

Architect: James Hamilton Constructed as the headquarters of the Ulster Bank, and now a luxury hotel. Hamilton won the commission after an architectural competition in 1857 that attracted over 50 competitors from across...

01 July 2013

1873 – National Safe Deposit Company, Queen Victoria Street, London

Architect: John Whichcord Incorporated in May 1872 as the National Safe Deposit Company Ltd, the company changed its name to the National Safe Deposit and Trustee Company Ltd on February 1 1928, later...

11 May 2013

1874 – London & Counties Bank, Sevenoaks, Kent

Architect: Fred Chancellor The Surrey, Kent and Sussex Banking Company had been established at Southwark in 1836 and soon had branches in places like Croydon, Brighton, Maidstone and Woolwich. It was renamed the...

30 April 2013

1920 – London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank, Brondesbury, London

Architect: E. Guy Dawber From The Building News, August 6 1920: “The drawing reproduced to-day is at the Royal Academy Exhibition, The building is being erected, The facades are in brick with Portland...