Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank and Fourth

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Some of you might remember what the Bank of Nova Scotia used to look like when it stood at the southwest  corner of Bank Street and Fourth Avenue.  The bank building was as built in 1913 by the Bank of Ottawa, and operated as such until until the bank merged with the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1919.  The architect would have likely been John M. Lyle, who designed bank branches in a modest Beaux Arts style for the Bank of Ottawa between 1911-13.

Here’s another shot of it, ca. 1940s,image

This is showing the massive columns on the bank street facade, as well a sign hanging out over the sidewalk.  Also, here is an interior shot, with all the beautiful detailing.

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The branch operated in this spot until 1970, and then it was demolished, and a new branch building was constructed slightly further south and a parking lot was built on the corner, as you can see in this current view.image

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