Heritage Places of Adelaide

BankSA (former Savings Bank of South Australia Head Office)

97 King William Street ADELAIDE

State Heritage Place

Historically, the Savings Bank of South Australia building is significant because it represents a wholly South Australian Bank established in the early years of the colony. Built 1939-1943, it is a symbol of the continued growth of the Bank's operations, which included school and work-place banking facilities as an early and at the time novel service for customers. Architecturally, the Savings Bank of South Australia is a monumental example of its pre-war style with many interesting design features. The building exemplifies the architectural struggle between classical leanings and modern techniques. (Heritage Conservation Branch Assessment Report 5/11/1982)

Listing Information

  • Date of Listing: 11 September 1986

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