Former London Chartered Bank - 88-90 Bourke and 156 Exhibition Streets. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Former London Chartered Bank: 88-90 Bourke and 156 Exhibition Streets, MELBOURNE

Former London Chartered Bank

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Building Profile

Name : Former London Chartered Bank


Address: 88-90 Bourke and 156 Exhibition Streets

Postcode: 3000

Construction Details

Built: 1871
Original use: Bank
Current use: Commercial

Built in the Victorian period in the Renaissance Revival style

Notable features

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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