bank house

German Colonial architecture

Architecture attributed to German-speaking immigrants to America primarily in the years from about 1680 to 1780. Many of these early settlers first built a log house of hewn square timbers as a temporary home until they could construct more substantial housing. Common characteristics of their permanent houses included: a symmetrical façade, thick stone walls, a steeply pitched end-gabled roof usually covered with wood shingles or clay tiles; an attic story with windows at the gable ends and shed dormers on the roof, a porch at the gable end of the house or at the front of the house; small casement windows with battened shutters, later replaced by double-hung windows. If it was built into a hillside, it was called a bank house. Also see fachwerk, grundscheier, Pennsylvania Dutch, rauchkammer, springhouse.
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Major plans for the imposing 14-storey Bank House office block (pictured left) on the site of the old Bank of England building in Pilgrim Street will go before councillors on Friday.
Plans for the former Bank of England plot have already been revealed, showing how the empty site will be transformed through the creation of landmark office building Bank House. Now property consultancy Avison Young is drawing up plans for next phase of the regeneration of East Pilgrim Street, most of which is owned by the billionaire Reuben Brothers, the prominent land owners currently ranked the 60th wealthiest people in the world in the most recent Forbes List.
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Council workmen who removed coping stones in Old Bank House gardens discovered a hidden chamber about 30 metres long - which has been identified as a form of outside heating to protect fruit trees and possibly dates back over 200 years.
The firm's Bank House site at Kip Village, Inverkip, which offers one and two-bedroom apartments, overlooks the Clyde estuary.
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Thirty or so so-called "animal lovers," in balaclavas and armed with baseball bats, dropped by the nearby Bank House fly-fishery to intimidate anglers and damage equipment.
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