Former ES&A Bank (ANZ) - 219-225 Swanston Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Former ES&A Bank (ANZ): 219-225 Swanston Street, MELBOURNE

Former ES&A Bank (ANZ)
Former ES&A Bank (ANZ)
Former ES&A Bank (ANZ)
Former ES&A Bank (ANZ)
Former ES&A Bank (ANZ)

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Building Profile

Name : Former ES&A Bank (ANZ)
Past Names : World Permanent Building Society


Address: 219-225 Swanston Street

Postcode: 3000

Construction Details

Built: 1928 - 1929
Original use: Bank
Current use: Commercial

Built in the Interwar period in the Beaux Arts style

Notable features

The building may have been designed in two parts: a ground and first floor capped by a very strong cornice, and an additional floor added later on, featuring common revival stylistic features, such as the diagonal mullioned windows. Elements of the Beaux-Arts (Giant Order) & Classical styles applied to a lower set building.


The Former ANZ Bank at 219-225 Swanston Street was built for the English, Scottish and Australian (ES&A) Bank in 1928 by Clement Langford to a design by Henry Hare. The three storey structure with mezzanine is faced with freestone and contains a large central space, originally the banking chamber. The dominant feature is the ionic pilasters on the Swanston Street and Little Bourke Street facades.


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