Former London Chartered Bank: 88-90 Bourke and 156 Exhibition Streets, MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : Former London Chartered Bank
LocationAddress: 88-90 Bourke and 156 Exhibition Streets
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1871
Original use: Bank
Current use: Commercial
Built in the Victorian period in the Renaissance Revival style
A casually elegant composition with restrained features.
The former bank is a three storey stone-faced building occupying a corner site. The ground floor has rusticated stonework with semi circle arch openings, the first floor has rectangular windows and balconettes and the second floor has segmental arch windows. A parapet and cornice finish off the building. The ground floor originally had a splayed corner. This has remained on the first and second floors. In 1998 the building was converted into 11 apartments with a gallery on the ground floor.Architect: Leonard Terry
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