Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Banking on Architecture

February 21, 1965, Appleton Post-Crescent
An abstract view of the then-new First National Bank on Main Street.  This was excerpted from a Sunday edition touting the Fox Valley's business and industrial additions throughout the past year.  Until I saw this photo, I had forgotten that the bank had an escalator and certainly wasn't aware that it was the valley's only bank to feature one.

1 comment:

  1. I worked in that building from 1985 to 1990 and can tell you that, during that time, the escalator was normally powered off. It was only turned on at customer request. I was there for the bank's 100th anniversary in 1987 and still have my copy of the commemorative Dimes Into Dollars book published to celebrate the event. All in all, it was a really nice place to work.