Queensland Deposit Bank

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.81

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 245 Albert St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46888889,153.02475

Time Link: 1923

Map Link: 1925

Image Time Point: 1925

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Queensland Deposit Bank was built in 1923, Architects: Atkinson & Conrad. This Q. D. B. was established in 1886. It survived the 1890s Depression and benefited from the 920s building boom. Halliday’s Turkish Baths occupied the building’s basement, as it had previously been on this site. The Q.D.B. was a victim of the Great Depression (1929-39). A customers’ run on deposits led it to merge with the Brisbane Permanent Building Society in 1931, The building society sold the Q.D.B. to the Commercial Bank of Australia (C.B.A.) in 1932 and it became a C.B.A. branch. C.B.A. merged with Westpac in 1982 and this building remained a bank branch until 2000.


J. Ford & S. Grassadonia, C.B.D Masterplan Heritage Survey 2003-07, Parts 1-5, (B.C.C., 2008)

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MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 2 west. AG2