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Commonwealth Bank (former)

Summary

The first Commonwealth Bank in Albion opened in rented premises in 1921. The bank had acquired land in Sandgate Road and erected this building circa 1928-29. Designed in the Interwar Mediterranean style, the bank was extended during the 1970s. The Sandgate Rd Commonwealth Bank closed in 1999 but remains in use as commercial premises.

Significance

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as a purpose-built structure for the introduction of Commonwealth banking services into the community.

  • h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history

    as the site of a Commonwealth Bank of Australia for approximately sixty years.

Place details
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
At 327 Sandgate Road , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Industry - Commerce
Event(s): Constructed circa 1928-1929
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Interwar - Mediterranean
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Commonwealth Bank (former)


(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)



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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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