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USA First National Bank Building, USA, May 2016

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Built in 1920 the six story (seven counting the basement) First National Bank Building in Andalusia is the tallest structure of it's kind for nearly a good 70-80 miles in each direction! The view from the roof of this place is simply incredible, the surrounding land is very flat, so you can see for what seems millions of miles in every direction. It's really a breathtaking view.

 

The building itself started life as a bank (obviously), with a number of different banks occupying the building until 1958, when the Commercial Bank outgrew the First National Bank Building and moved to a new location. An insurance agency bought the building and rented out space to various businesses until it eventually fell vacant in 1972. The building sat vacant for a number of years until 1981 when the ground floor was renovated into a restaurant. At some point the restaurant closed, and the building was converted into cheap apartments. This venture also eventually fell through, and a jewelry store moved into the ground level, leaving the other levels vacant yet again. This store didn't last long before shutting down leaving the building in yet another state of vacancy and dereliction, a state which it still stands in today. 

 

This was explored with permission from the real estate agent, and totally worth it. A small bank vault, creepy basement, awesome rooftop view, very cool sixth story suites, Egyptian marble in the ground floor jewelry store lobby, old iron staircases, and a old school elevator. 

 

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

More pictures can be seen here

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137551524@N06/albums/72157667781612201/with/26760135121/

 

 

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Lovely reports thank you for sharing. Its nice to see what its like over in the USA.

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You have done a great job with this one too :) I love that old clock outside and the colours inside really do the place justice. The wallpaper in pic 8 is pretty good too :thumb 

 

 

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