New Bedford Institution for Savings
174 Union StreetAt the main entrance on Union Street, visitors pass through a colonnade into a main hall with walls lined with Montarenti marble from Sienna, Italy. Above, the marble façade is a series of Corinthian pillars supporting a paneled ceiling. Between the pillars are nine sculpted windows that bathe the room in light.
New Bedford, Mass.
Year Built: 1897
Built in 1897. When this bank was built, it was the third largest bank building in the United States behind one in Boston and one in Philadelphia.
• National Register
• “Developer Drops Plans for Hotel at Historic Bank,” The Sun-Times (New Bedford), June 3, 2004, by David J. Ortiz, Page A1.
• National Register of Historic Places, 4/24/1980, Charles Brigham, architect.
• Massachusetts Historical Commission, Form B, New Bedford #1106, 9/8/1977
• "Charles Brigham," MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects, Adolph Placzek, entry written by Margaret Henderson Floyd, 1982, p. 288-9 (New Bedford Institution for Savings, 1892-1894, Charles Brigham architect).
• "A New England Architect and His Work," Oscar Fay Adams, New England Magazine, June, 1907 (Charles Brigham, architect). http://www.millicentlibrary.org/brigham.htm
• "The Story of a ‘Town House,’" Mabel Hoyle Knipe, Fairhaven, Mass, 1977 (New Bedford Saving Bank, Charles Brigham, architect). http://www.millicentlibrary.org/townhall.htm
• American Architect and Building News, January 26, 1896, Charles Brigham, architect, noted
• Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Inventory No. NBE.1106 (New Bedford Institution for Savings, 1897, Charles Brigham, architect).
• New Bedford Semi-Centennial Souvenir, Journal of Commerce Company, Providence, 1897, pp. 26-27.
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1897, Trustees Room