Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mid-Century Modern Bank Building Replicas

Coin banks, made mostly by the company Banthrico, could be categorized into architectural styles. The following list of building replica still banks are considered mid-century modern - a style that emphasized large and ample windows, open floor plans, and flat planes with changes in elevation. This style emerged about 1945 and continued to the 1960s. 
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (not Banthrico)

Colorado Federal Savings Bank ( more info here )

Norwood Savings and Loan Association in Ohio

Northwest Federal Bank 

Newport Balboa Savings and Load Association 

Thunderbird Bank (made by Rehberger) 

Central Bank of Tampa

Midland Savings and Loan Association 

Joplin Bank

Mid Kansas Federal Savings Bank

United Savings and Loan

Lawn Savings Bank

First State Bank

Citizens National Bank in Chicago 

East Alton Savings & Loan

First Federal Savings & Loan in Greenville, South Carolina 

Salem Federal Savings & Loan in Oregon 

Southwestern Savings & Loan

The First Liberty National Bank

The Great Northern Building and Loan 

St. Paul Federal Savings Bank

Wilmington Mutual Savings & Loan

State Bank of Clearing

Ford City Bank

Clyde Savings Bank

Brookfield Federal Savings Bank of Connecticut
International Building Credit Union Center in Madison Wisconsin

National Bank of Albany Park

First National Bank in Wamego, Kansas

Leon Federal Savings & Loan Association (made by Rehberger)  

Chemung Canal Savings Bank

Dade Federal Savings Bank


Loren Coleman said...

Excellent overview. Quite helpful in focusing my collecting on some of the best examples of mid century modern banks.

The Big Iguana said...

Your Norwood Savings and Loan Association bank is not from's from Chicago. I know, because my grandfather founded that S&L and my father had that building built as President. 5813 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL.

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