Friday, January 1, 2010
Commonwealth Bank Gladesville
The Commonwealth Bank Gladesville was located at 219 Victoria Road in Gladesville. The original Government Savings Bank building was built by Alexander Simpson and Sons under the architectural supervision of Messrs Ross and Rowe in 1920. The GSB merged with the Commonwealth Bank in 1931 and operated from the existing GSB building.
In 1937 extensive alterations were carried out by Hogden Bros which included a new facade.
The bank sold the building in 1989 but continues to operate from the site. An awning was added in the early 1990s to accommodate additional services which severely compromised the look of the Art Deco facade.
The new facade of 1937
The 1992 awning addition
Source - Commonwealth Bank Archives Department
More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.