Halifax – Pacifico Dance Club (Bank of Commerce)

5171 George Street

Now a beautiful dance club, the Greek style notable building was once, without surprise, a bank. The Bank of Commerce has for years (1906-1977) occupied the building.  Strategically located in the heart of the business activities and across the street from the Province House, the bank was accessible to the wealthiest of the region.

During the early 20th century it was common that banks set their activities in the most dominant buildings to represent solidity, credibility and wealth to reinsure investors on their trustfulness.  Four (4) Ionic columns covered and a recessed entrance welcomed investors.

While I did not have the chance to visit the interior, from web photos, it looks like some rich elements of the original building are highlighted in the new functional work.