Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Exchange Bank Building


The 6 story Exchange Bank Building was built in 1927 and was the first modern private office building in Tallahassee. It is one of the few downtown buildings to have maintained its architectural integrity. It is constructed of buff brick with limestone trim and terra-cotta wall ornamentation in a Neo-Egyptian and Greek design.

8 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear Lois!Bonjour!
I have enlarged the picture and I really had a nice surprise here! So beautiful architecture details in the top of the building and upper the door!I think there is a beautiful eagle just in the middle of this door.
It`s so nice to see a historic building so clean and renovated. The Regions ‘clock is very nice as well!
Kind Regards,
Léia

Hilda said...

The "first modern private office building" — I like that. I wonder how many cities can actually identify theirs.

one buddhess said...

This is still an elegant looking building.

Pam said...

A bank buildings integrity is very important both inside and out... I enjoyed the history, Lois. Thanks for sharing.

Rambling Round said...

Glad to see that architecture maintained! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Some of the sculptors who may be Selma to work with the Alabama Art Casting are from FSU!

Jacob said...

Such a beautiful building, and it is good to hear they've kept its "integrity." That doesn't happen sometimes in our state.

Good photo, too, Lois!

Steffe said...

Love the ornamentation on the top.

Lisa Wilson said...

I love terra-cotta! Glad they are keeping this building historic.