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1910s Queen's Road Central

1910s Queen's Road Central

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Gwulo photo ID: BG008

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, January 1, 1915


My parents had an account at The Mercantile Bank in Queens Rd for years and actually so did I until It was bought by Chartered Bank(?)or HSBC (can't remember) in early 60's??

I do remember it was a Grand old bank - beautiful domed ceiling with gilt features. Amazing! 

Just found this info : 

Mercantile Bank of India, London and China - Wikipedia

The bank was acquired in 1959 by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. By then its name had been shortened again, to 'Mercantile Bank, Ltd'. The acquired office in Bombay now houses the HSBC Group's Head Office in India. The Mercantile Bank continued to issue Hong Kong banknotes until the early 1970s.