12.13.2011 Among copious amounts of financial literature, a few original drawings were strewn on a damp floor in basement of the Central National Bank. Above, there are two of them. The uppermost is in more detail and appears to be from the original set of plans. The simpler blueprint shows a 1950s renovation that repartitioned the space on the 22nd floor. The current state of the space is pictured above.
For scholars interested in the history of the bank, there is still a vault full of valuable research materials. For all of the attention the Central National Bank receives in the architectural history community, these plans are probably worth cataloging at a local museum.
Please contact us with any ideas about where they should live, how they could be made into a research project, etc.
(Vault Photos: Courtesy of Brian Ulrich)