Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Commonwealth Bank - Turramurra

Commonwealth Bank Turramurra
The old Turramurra Commonwealth Bank is located at 1356 Pacific Highway in Turramurra. It was built by the Commonwealth Bank during the 1930's in the then popular Art Deco style. Banking institutions of the period commonly used a pool of architectural firms to design their premises and adopted popular and distinctive architectural styles to promote their operations and corporate image.

The Art Deco monumental style suited the image the Bank wanted to promote at the time and they have left a great legacy with many excellent buildings still in existance.

Turramurra Commonwealth Bank branch closure

With the advent of modern banking the Commonwealth Bank closed many of its suburban branches. When the Turramurra branch was closed it was acquired by Gillian Adams in 1994. She converted it into a beauty salon and spa which is still operating today in Turramurra.

Front door detail

Turramurra front door detail

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

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