Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Historic Standard Charted Bank Building at Armenian Street Demolished


Standard Charted Bank (Vintage Photo)

Standard Charted Bank (@ Armenian Street)
Demolished Site - Standard Charted Bank (@ Armenian Street)
Wall Sticker: Building Demolition in 48 Hours
 Standard Charted Bank (StanChart), the oldest existing bank in India, boasts the largest network amongst foreign banks - around 100 branches in 42 cities. In 1900, Chartered Bank set up shop in Madras (now Chennai). A decade later, it moved into Amritsar, Punjab, to cash in on opportunities in bullion. The bank, which operated in India, China and Australia, merged in 1969 with another British bank, Standard Bank, which had a large presence in Africa, and became Standard Chartered Bank.

The Standard Charted Bank Building, Armenian Street, Chennai

The site showing the demolition of Standard Charted Bank Building, Armenian Street, Chennai. The building demolition in 48 hours (See bill sticker next picture)
Post a Comment