State Savings Bank (demolished) - cnr Bourke and Elizabeth streets. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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State Savings Bank: cnr Bourke and Elizabeth streets, MELBOURNE

State Savings Bank
State Savings Bank

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Building Profile

Name : State Savings Bank

Location

Address: cnr Bourke and Elizabeth streets
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


State Savings Bank was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1925 - 1934
Original use: Office
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 8

Built in the Interwar period in the Chicagoesque style

Notable features

Built in three stages from around 1912. The next in the 1925, where two storeys were added, and the final stage, taking the building up to the Elizabeth Street corner, in 1934. The first stage was designed by Grainger and Little. The second and third were designed by Stephenson and Meldrum. A combination of palazzo, chicagoesque and art-noveau details.

History

Architect: Stephenson and Meldrum


This building has been destroyed (1970~)

This building was destroyed around 1970 to make way for the Galleria Plaza shopping centre and State Bank Tower (now Commonwealth Bank tower).



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