I like it, nice detailing, but I think it’s rather #topheavy, the way the lower levels are inset behind the #faience #ioniccolumns. #NationalBankofAustralasia, #MalopStreet, #Geelong, completed Jan 1928, designed by #TompkinsandTompkins from Melbourne, squeezing it in with all their other work! Chamber us intact too, though you can hardly see the columns through the clutter.
So exciting ! Went looking in #Geelong for interwar lobbies/interiors, pushed open the very closed looking side door to the 1928 National Bank, and found an operating #cagelift ! Very smooth action. No lobby to speak of though. But lots of #grillage, and in mid century grey-green. Apparently it’s residential upstairs.