Jobbin’s best Bank, Racecourse Road.

Excellent bank in Racecourse Road #Flemington by #GeorgeJobbins from 1889 for the #ColonialBankofAustralasia; his most elaborate, in fact one of the most elaborate banks from the time – banks were often very restrained compared to the #HighVictorian madness going on around them in the 1880s. Great details such as the delicate #ioniccapitals and the little #acroterion that are the only decoration on the parapet. The National Bank of Australasia, after 1982 the #NationalAustraliaBank is not to be confused with the Bank of Australasia, later becoming the ANZ – I say that because I get confused.

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