Located in the heart of the financial sector, Bank Place (which incorporates several smaller lanes, such as Mitre Lane) is an oasis of heritage pre-war buildings dating from the 1860s through to the 1920s. Looking north, a vista is framed by Normanby Chambers.
The precinct is subject to heritage restrictions, and some of the significant buildings including, the Mitre Tavern, a historic pub established in 1868 and remodelled in the Queen Anne style between 1900 and 1910. Mitre Tavern was a popular 'bohemian' hangout for many of Australia's most prominent artists of the early twentieth century, alongside the neighbouring Savage Club.
Inside the tavern one may enjoy local brews on tap and have a meal, as well as see the numerous old and new signs of pubs on display. In clement weather, the area around the pub fills up with tables and chairs for the patrons' enjoyment.
This post is part of the Signs, Signs meme.