Commercial Banking Company of Sydney (demolished) - 251 Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Commercial Banking Company of Sydney: 251 Collins Street, MELBOURNE

Commercial Banking Company of Sydney

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Building Profile

Name : Commercial Banking Company of Sydney


Address: 251 Collins Street

Postcode: 3000

Construction Details

Built: 1862
Original use: Bank
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 3

Built in the Victorian period in the Renaissance Revival style

Notable features

A similar design to the Royal Mint. Heavy ornamental treatment on the bottom floor. Built at a cost of forty thousand pounds.


Architect: Joseph Reed

This building has been destroyed (~1956)

The architect Joseph Reed was awarded first prize for the design of the Bank of New South Wales Melbourne office. This facade was presented to the University and relocated when the bank was demolished in 1935. It has been classified by the National Trust as an object of interest and still lives on in a sense.

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