Friday, August 27, 2010

National Australia Bank, South Melbourne

National Australia Bank, South MelbourneThe National Australian Bank branch in Clarendon Street, South Melbourne was, in a former life, a Maples Furniture store.

The company founder, Benjamin Nathan, started trading in a small shop in South Melbourne in 1887 and by 1946 there were three Maples stores in Clarendon Street and many others in suburbs across Melbourne and rural town across Victoria.

This building was designed by prolific Melbourne architect Harry Norris

The Butcher, The Baker, The Bicycle Maker: Clarendon Street 1855-2006, City of Port Phillip Online Exhibition
South Melbourne Walk, Art Deco & Modernism Society

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