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City Bank (former)

Item details

Name of item: City Bank (former)
Other name/s: Commercial Bank of Australia; City Bank; Young Tourist Office; Burrangong Art Gallery; Joe Bargwanna Stock & Station Agent; Bargwanna and Gerard
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Location: Lat: -34.3130996678 Long: 148.2977599320
Primary address: Lynch Street, Young, NSW 2594
Parish: Young
County: Monteagle
Local govt. area: Young
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Young
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT2 DP607172
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Lynch StreetYoungYoungYoungMonteaglePrimary Address
89 Boorowa StreetYoungYoungYoungMonteagleAlternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Graham and Joy BargwannaPrivate 

Description

Designer/Maker: Mr Goodchap
Builder/Maker: Evans & Son
Construction years: 1890-
Physical description: The former City Bank branch in Young was the first branch erected by this banking organisation. The former bank building is a modest example of the Victorian Second Empire style. The interior fittings of the former City Bank building are an early example of modular office design. The building has state historical and technical/research significance, local aesthetic significance, a state level of rarity and local representativeness. It has a high degree of integrity (LEP, 1991).
Former use: Aboriginal land, bank, stock and station agent, art gallery, tourist office

History

Historical notes: The City Bank, founded in 1863, was a small banking organisation that did not have a long history. The bank operated only in New South Wales and opened its first country branch in Young in 1874. The existing banking building was designed by Mr. Goodchap and constructed by Evans and Son in 1890 at a cost of (Pounds)3,225.

The interior fittings of the building are early examples of modular design and construction, fabricated in England and shipped out to be fitted straight into the bank. The building maintains many of its original fittings including a magnificent cedar staircase.

After the demise of City Bank the Commercial Bank of Australia operated in the premises for many years. When the Commercial Bank of Australia merged with the Bank of New South Wales in 1980 to form Westpac the building became redundant and was purchased by Young Shire Council. The ground floor of the building was operated as the Young Tourist Office and the upstairs functioned as the Burrangong Art Gallery. Joe and Joy Bargwanna purchased the building from Council in September 1988 to operate as Joe Bargwanna Stock, Station and Real Estate Agent. The firm later changed its name to Bargwanna and Gerard (LEP, 1991).

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 Banking-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services Developing discrete retail and commercial areas-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services Developing Commercial Enterprise-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services Stock and Station Agent-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services Real Estate agency-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Environment - cultural landscape-Activities associated with the interactions between humans, human societies and the shaping of their physical surroundings Developing local, regional and national economies-National Theme 3
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Building settlements, towns and cities-National Theme 4
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Adapted heritage building or structure-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Townships-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages 19th century suburban developments-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages 19th century suburban developments-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Subdivision of urban estates-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages living in the country-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Impacts of railways on rural development-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Commercial strip development-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Shaping inland settlements-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Creating landmark structures and places in regional settings-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Planning relationships between key structures and town plans-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Developing private towns-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Beautifying towns and villages-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Role of transport in settlement-
5. Working-Working Labour-Activities associated with work practises and organised and unorganised labour Working in offices-
7. Governing-Governing Government and Administration-Activities associated with the governance of local areas, regions, the State and the nation, and the administration of public programs - includes both principled and corrupt activities. Local government-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Architectural styles and periods - Victorian Second Empire-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Adaptation of overseas design for local use-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. Designing structures to emphasise their important roles-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Ways of life 1850-1900-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Ways of life 1900-1950-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Ways of life 1950-2000-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Living in, adapting and renovating homes for changing conditions-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. Living above a shop or office-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Activities associated with relaxation and recreation-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Gathering at landmark places to socialise-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Going to an art gallery-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Leisure-Activities associated with recreation and relaxation Tourism-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities Places of informal community gatherings-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities Developing and maintaining a local art gallery-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The former City Bank branch in Young was the first branch erected by this banking organisation. The building has state historical significance (LEP).
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The former bank building is a modest example of the Victorian Second Empire style and has local aesthetic significance (LEP).
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The interior fittings of the former City Bank building are an early example of modular office design and have state research significance (LEP).
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The building is a rare example of its kind and has state significance in relation to rarity (LEP).
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The building is representative of early banking chambers and has local significance in this regard (LEP).
Integrity/Intactness: The building has a high level of integrity (LEP).
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.

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Recommended ManagementProduce a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) 
Recommended ManagementPrepare a maintenance schedule or guidelines 
Recommended ManagementCarry out interpretation, promotion and/or education 

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Blding & Garden Maintence


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material.
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates, garden walls and , pruning and tree surgery but not extensive lopping.
Aug 10 1988
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act See File For Schedule


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
* Change of use
* The minor repair of the building where minor repair means the repair of materials by protecting, piercing-in, splicing and consolidating existing materials and including minor replacement of minor materials and including minor replacement of minor components such as individual bricks, cut stone timber sections, tiles and slates where these have been damaged beyond reasonable repair or are missing. The replacement should be of the same material, colour, texture, form and design as the original it replaces and the number of components replaced should be substantially less than existing.
Sep 1 1989
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0071002 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0071001 Sep 89 926483
Local Environmental PlanYoung LEP 08 Feb 91   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Young Shire Community Based Heritage Study2008 Ray Christison  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045471
File number: S90/05785 & HC 32516


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