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Broad Street Revisited - Part 1

 

Photographs taken on a visit to Broad Street, made on January 5th 2009,
by Gill & Mike Price and Jeanette & David Parkes
as described in
Memory 33

The east side of the building viewed from
Broad Street.

 

The stonework on this side of the building was
not extended far towards the rear, as this aspect was masked by the adjacent Masonic Temple.

 

The demolition of the Masonic Temple (in 2008) revealed the windows of the Accounts Department, which are below the Caretaker's Flat and Yard

 

The Entrance Corridor still has the four original windows of antique glass.

 

Each side of the Entrance Door are:

 

Industry & Progress

 

Commerce & Integrity

At the west end of the corridor
(behind David & Jeanette Parkes)
Labour & Perseverance

A survivor of the building's demise is this card describing the windows, and the Wall Plaques in the Banking Hall.
The card used to be in a display cabinet in the Banking Hall, but was found on a window cill - and appears to have been used as a drinks coaster

Three examples of the Shields on the walls of the Banking Hall:

 

- one of the Egyptian signs

 

- the BMB's key symbol

 

- the City of Birmingham's Coat of Arms

A new addition to the Entrance Corridor:
a sign installed for the building's 1985 alterations to create an Area Office
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