Heritage

State Bank Building

Item details

Name of item: State Bank Building
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Primary address: 82 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
82 Campbell ParadeBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent example of an Inter-War Free Classical style. Fully restored above awning façade makes an important contribution to the Campbell Parade streetscape. Social and historic interest as banking premises associated with the early years of Bondi Beach's popularity. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 24 Oct 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Branch intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Five storey residential building with shopfront. Impressive, 1920's Free Classical style. Symmetrical façade. Fully rendered with decorative mouldings. Top three floors feature tall, pilastered columns with entablature. Heavy, bracketed cornice to parapet above. Shopfront altered but remainder is in excellent condition.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; architectural; aesthetic; streetscape.
Current use: Bank
Former use: Bank

History

Historical notes: Originally built for the Government Savings Bank of NSW, in 1927. This bank amalgamated with the Commonwealth Savings Bank in 1931. Moved to Hall Street in 1938. In 1957 became the local branch of the Rural Bank, now the State Bank. (Dowd, pp. 260-1, 262).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Excellent example of an Inter-War Free Classical style. Fully restored above awning façade makes an important contribution to the Campbell Parade streetscape. Social and historic interest as banking premises associated with the early years of Bondi Beach's popularity. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620092


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