Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Commonwealth Bank Earlwood
The Commonwealth Bank Earlwood was located at 212 Homer Street in Earlwood. This two storey brick and cement building (with a Manager’s Residence on the first floor) was constructed by H W Thompson Ltd of Alexandria at a cost of £3,730 and was completed in July 1934.
It was described in the Canterbury Heritage Study (circa 1988) as "... a massive rendered masonry bank building. Austere façade in the Egyptian manner punctuated by a high entrance foyer flanked by massive columns bearing Egyptian capitals".
In 1973 the Earlwood branch was moved to new premises at 352 Homer street and the old branch building closed. It was sold the same year to Brambles Brinks. It currently the home to Acropolis Funeral Services.
Column capital detail
Commonwealth Bank Earlwood in 1936
Source - Commonwealth Bank Archives Department.
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