Friday, 5 May 2006
Three wise monkeys
Pub on the corner of George and Liverpool Streets. The Australasian Bank branch was established on this site in 1879 and the current building dates from 1886. It was a bank until 1998.
The building is a good example of Victorian Italianate architecture.
Many bank branches have closed in the past few years, and all the while the banks have been making massive profits.
I think the "Three Wise Monkeys" may have been equally appropriate for its former life as a bank, too!