National Bank - 271-285 Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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National Bank: 271-285 Collins Street, MELBOURNE

National Bank

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Building Profile

Name : National Bank

Location

Address: 271-285 Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


National Bank is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1927
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

number of floors : 10

Built in the Interwar period in the Chicagoesque style

Notable features

A stretched stripped classical composition with a heavy Chicagoesque stone facade. Vertical emphasis marked by massively exaggerated 6 storey spanning giant order pilasters culminating in arches at key points and giant order and double columns at base and crown.

History

In 1930 it won two awards in the Herald Competition for the most beautiful building in Melbourne.

Architect: A & K Henderson




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