New Court House Built - With Southend building as a fashionable place to visit, so with it came crime. To cope with these issues and to maintain order in this respectable town, a courthouse was built to the rear of the new Police Station in Alexandra Street. Unfortunately the facility was so well used it needed renewing in 1892.
Banking in Southend - Financial institutions in the town were few and far between, in 1883 however, the first formalised bank was established in the town, The Essex Bank. The town has seen many banks come and go and the main shopping streets now have empty but typically designed such buildings dotted around.