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November 11, 2013


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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:



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

jan white

Hi, I was given a water colour painting of the Old Bank painted in 1979 by John Corvin, which prompted me to look up the history of the bank. I was over awed to see the amazing sculptures within the walls of the bank. Thank you so much for showing us this beautiful work.
Jan White

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