Auckland Savings Bank Building
|Auckland Savings Bank Building|
The facade of the former bank.
|Alternative names||McDonalds Queen Street|
|Location||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Address||260 Queen Street|
Built in 1884 and located at 260 Queen Street, Auckland, this building was formerly owned by the Auckland Savings Bank. In 1977, the building became a McDonald's restaurant, the first in Auckland and only the second in New Zealand (behind Porirua). Much of the facade and interiors have been renovated and the original bank vault still remains in use as a stockroom.
Designed by Edward Bartley, the facade was inspired by Italian Renaissance palazzi, a style much used by commerce and banking during some eras. It is one of the few remaining buildings on Queen Street that is over a hundred years old.
- Hepözden, Rosemary (2011). O'Flaherty, Brian, ed. Golden Arches under Southern Skies: Celebrating 35 years of McDonald's in New Zealand. in co-op with McDonald's Restaurants (NZ) Ltd. Auckland: Renaissance Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9864521-1-6.
- Former Auckland Savings Bank, 260 Queen Street (from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Accessed 2010-08-08.)
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