City of Melbourne Bank (demolished) - cnr Elizabeth and Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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City of Melbourne Bank: cnr Elizabeth and Collins Street, MELBOURNE

City of Melbourne Bank

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Building Profile

Name : City of Melbourne Bank

Location

Address: cnr Elizabeth and Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


City of Melbourne Bank was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1888
Original use: Bank
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 5

Built in the Victorian period in the Victorian Italianate style

Notable features

A cupola tower, erected at the north-west angle of the structure rose to the height of one hundred and thirteen feet above the pavement. The two faces of the edifice, in Elizabeth and Collins Streets, each exhibit a Corinthian colonnade, resting upon a blue stone base or podium seven feet high, the columns themselves, extending to the summit of the first storey, being thirty feet high. Each couple enclose two windows, framed by Doric pillars, the upper ones having arched openings. Above the cornice of the colonnade, two storeys have been superimposed, and these are surmounted by a balustraded parapet, with a small pavilion at each end. The entrance to the banking chamber is at the corner of the street, and has been recessed so as to form a portico; above which is a semi-circular entablature, with a balcony treated in the same manner as the parapet, and an octagonal turret, with three faces exposed terminating in the cupola.

History

The bank occupied the site of the old Clarence Hotel a relic of early Melbourne

Architect:


This building has been destroyed

Demolished in the 1940s to make way for the ES&A Bank. One of Melbournes earliest major demolitions.



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