Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Signs - Historic Bank

Andy | Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | | Best Blogger Tips

Three stories up the sign still exist but the building is no longer a bank. In 1955, the Bank of Toronto and the Dominion Bank merged to became the Toronto Dominion Bank. Then in the year 2000 a purchase of Canada Trust took place. Today the bank is known as TD Canada Trust. Or simply TD.

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The building is located at 101 Brock Street South (at the south east corner of Brock and Dundas Streets). It was built in 1874 and was the Whitby, Ontario branch of the bank from 1875 to 1970. It was the only building in the block to escape destruction in the great fire of October 16, 1877. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

20 comments:

  1. The top of the building looks quite different than the lower part, I prefer the top, they should have used bricks for the whole building.

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  2. Its time they make also the upper part grey. No face now.

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  3. I wonder if the vault is still inside.

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  4. Interesting about the fire! From this distance, the brick appears to be in good condition.

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  5. It's a great building, lots of character. I assume the first floor exterior was redone? It doesn't look original.

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  6. I think the upper parts are more photogenic than the ground floor.

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  7. Too bad about the horrible addition to the bottom of the building, Andy!

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  8. I say they should chip away at the lower part, exposing the bricks that are probably there. Great building, nice capture.

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  9. ah, those windows look old and drafty!
    some neat detail though at the top of the building. Nice catch, Andy

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  10. That's a fine looking bank building. I am surprised it was able to stay a bank until 1970, a run of 95 years. We have an old bank building downtown which is now a restaurant, but it still have a large rolling safe in it. Don't think there was any way to get it out of the building.

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  11. I suppose it's a good sign that it was a bank that survived the fire!

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  12. The bottom part of the building is fine...as long as you don't look up at the brick part. Most of the elegant older bank buildings that I've seen long ago ceased being bank buildings.

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  13. That top photo has some great clarity and the bottom really gives perspective on odd architecture.

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  14. Remembering how awed I was as a little kid when my dad would take me into the bank .... Almost like a cathedral ... All brick and marble and quiet and serious! Not the same now for sure! Great old building, glad they saved it!

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