Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Main Street TEROWIE
Locality TEROWIE
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Goyder Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former ES & A (English, Scottish & Australian) Bank Terowie Branch
Registered Name Former ES & A Bank Building
Significance The history of Terowie's most prominent bank is closely linked to that of the town. The building was built during Terowie's boom in the 1880s, with provision for further extensions. As with many developments in Terowie, this confidence was never realised. The extensions were never built and the incomplete fabric at the rear demonstrates this. During the town's prosperous years, the bank operated as a branch in its own right, and in the devastating Depression of the 1890s, the bank was closed down completely for over a year. The later development of the bank continued to mirror the economic development of the town. The confidently executed Victorian Tudor bank building is an uncommon architectural example in this area. It is also interesting that the designer did not employ classical style common to Victorian banking institutions. The interior contains well-preserved Victorian bank furnishings. The building provides a distinctive contribution to the Terowie Main Street, and is a significant and distinctive example of a bank building in a rural town.
Subject Index Finance - Bank
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 12-DEC-1996
LGA Goyder Regional Council
State Heritage ID 14879
Heritage Number 14353
Section 16 b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
d - it is an outstanding representative of a particular class of place of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5831/491 F187172 A660


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