Perspective of First Stamford National Bank, Stamford, CT, 1929

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1929-07-09

GUSN

GUSN-309949

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Description

This large perspective, watercolor over pencil on paper depicts a tall, rectangular bank. The bottom floor appears to be concrete, and the rest of the building is red brick. Green tree branches obscure the view of the building on the left hand side. The building is located on a busy street. The sky behind the bulding is painted bright blue, with one large white cloud obscuring the sky.

Details

Descriptive Terms

two-point perspectives (perspective views)
concrete
Federal Reserve banks
brick cement
two-point perspectives (perspective views)

Physical Description

1 perspective; watercolor over pencil on paper; 15 X 20 in.

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Reference Code

AR001.USCT.2650.002

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Credit Line

Library and Archives Purchase

Places

Stamford (Fairfield county, Connecticut)

Record Details

Originator

Morris, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Wistar), 1870-1944 (Architect)

Material Type

two-point perspectives (perspective views)

Other People

Morris, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Wistar), 1870-1944

Subjects

Architecture

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Benjamin Wistar Morris (1870-1944) was an American architect, famous for designing the Wells Fargo Building in 1907, considered the city of Portland's first skyscraper. His style, therefore, is very utilitarian - simple and efficient in design, with little to no ornate details.

The First National Bank in Stamford, the oldest national component of The State National Bank of Connecticut, was chartered in 1863. In 1919, the First Stamford National Bank resulted from a merger between the First National Bank (founded 1863) and the Stamford National Bank. In 1929, the name of the bank was changed to the First Stamford National Bank and Trust Company. During the next few years, more expansions occurred, with more branches opening throughout the state.