Story: Public, commercial and church architecture

Union Bank, Auckland

Union Bank, Auckland

The Union Bank in Auckland's Queen Street is shown here not long after its completion in 1864. The bank was designed by Melbourne architect Leonard Terry in the Greek revival style and included a two-storey portico with four Corinthian columns and a balustrade. It was of masonry construction and, when built, was regarded as Auckland's most imposing building. In the foreground is a hawker's cart with people standing around – they are blurred due to the long exposure time required by the photographer. 

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S14-138c
Photograph by John Kinder

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Ben Schrader, 'Public, commercial and church architecture - Buildings of substance, 1860 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44754/union-bank-auckland (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014