Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

Bank Of Australasia

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Victorian Mannerist Renaissance Revival

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Bank
Summary The ANZ Bank began as a London-based bank, called The Bank of Australasia in 1835.
The ANZ Bank began as a London-based bank, called The Bank of Australasia in 1835. In 1951, it merged with the Union Bank of Australia, another London-based bank, which had been formed in 1837. In 1970, it merged with the English, Scottish and Australian Bank Limited, another London-based bank, formed in 1852, in what was then the largest merger in Australian banking history, to form the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited.
 
Above- the previous Bank of Australasia branch at the corner of Martin Place.
 
Above- Bank of Australasia, corner of Malop and Gheringhap Streets: although this building survives today, it is virtually unrecognisable beneath its orange brick facade. Until 1956 when it was refaced in brick, this bank (designed by Purchas and Swyer and built in 1859-60) had a Classical facade of Barrabool sandstone. NB: The small white building that can also be seen within the photo is the Colonial Bank of Australasia, which still stands today. It was designed by Shaw and Dowden and built in 1857 and is an early example of stucco craftsmanship.

I've shown this here because of the very similar Renaissance Revival facade that the bank has.

 

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