Bolton St Former Drive Through Bank

Scott & Bolton former Drive-thru Bank.

Former drive-through bank building. Remnants of Palais Youth Venue commissioned work.

21 August 2005

This unremarkable building was unusually well-known when it was built as the city’s first and perhaps the region’s only drive-through bank. It was very popular with robbers.

ES&A is an historic bank in Australia, established in 1852 as the English, Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank. In October 1970 with 570 branches it merged with ANZ. Presumably, therefore, this photo was taken in or before 1970 (if the rebranding was prompt).

NBN photographer Stewart Osland (educated and informed guess) filming a colour documentary. Stew later became a member of NBN’s news camera team.