« Things worth reading: 11th November 2013 | Main | Things worth reading: 12th November 2013 »

November 11, 2013

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Emmetatquiddity

Really great post! I'm not sure what your criteria are for historical branches but I'd like to recommend one of my favourite buildings in Dublin to you, the College Green branch of the Bank of Ireland. It was built in the 18th century as the Irish houses of parliament before being sold to Bank of Ireland at the turn of the 19th century. It served as the Bank's headquarters until the 1970s but is (as far as I know) just a branch now. Lots more description and pictures here:

http://archiseek.com/2010/1803-former-houses-of-parliament-bank-of-ireland-college-green-dublin/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Houses_of_Parliament

A curiosity of its design is that, at the time of its construction, a Window Tax was in force in Britain and Ireland. To save money, or so the story goes, the openings for the planned windows were bricked up with the intention of inserting glazing at a later date. However, the Window Tax was retained for decades later and the bricks were never removed!


Neil Burton

meantime Scotland, unburden'd by merchants from venice, old banks set in stone and IT systems set firm in legacy, moves into mobile branch banking....http://www.abcul.org/media-and-research/news/view/396

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Twitter FSClub

    follow me on Twitter

    Your email address:


    Powered by FeedBlitz

    Search blog


    Amazon Digital Bank

    Financial Brand Editor's Choice

    Alex: The Finanser BlogAlex at the Financial Services Club
    Gaping Void: The Finanser BlogGaping Void's Hugh MacLeod worked with the Finanser
    Wordle: The Finanser Blog

    The Financial Brand

    NetBanker

    Payments News - from Glenbrook Partners

    Payments RSS

    Tomorrow's Transactions blog

    Analytics