Bankers trust company was founded in 1917 with offices down the street on congress before constructing this building. My mom was born in downtown detroit late 1925.
The bankers trust company of detroit was one of nine new trust companies to form during those years.
Bankers trust company building detroit. Brenda n on july 30 2017 at 638 pm. Designed by wirt c. Rowland of smith hinchman grylls and completed in 1925 the ornately modeled building is an exquisite example of italian romanesque revival architecture.
Bankers trust company building photos bankers trust company building. Rowland of smith hinchman grylls and completed in 1925 the ornately modeled building is an exquisite example of italian romanesque revival architecture. The bankers trust company was founded in 1917 and its offices were originally located in the state savings bank building at the northeast corner of west congress and shelby streets.
One response to bankers trust company building. The bankers trust company of detroit. Designed by wirt c.
Yet another landmark building in the financial district looks likely to find a new owner. Just catching up with the site after a couple years away love detroitfunk thanks randy. The bankers trust company building is an office building located at 205 west congress street in downtown detroit michigan within the financial district.
Leave a reply cancel reply. In 1948 bankers trust merged with equitable trust to form bankers equitable trust. The historic bankers trust company building a 1927 masterpiece of engraved terra cotta will go up for.
The bank later hired the architectural firm of smith hinchman grylls to design a new headquarters building down the street. The structure designed by. Between 1914 and 1929 the number of banks and trusts in detroit more than doubled as financiers responded to the citys substantial economic growth.
Three years later that firm merged with detroit trust company retaining the name detroit trust company. Meanwhile detroit savings bank was renaming itself the detroit bank which then snapped up detroit trust company in 1955 becoming detroit bank trust dbt. Rowland chief architect for smith hinchman and grylls.
The bankers trust company building is a two story steel frame building designed in 1925 by wirt c. Love this architectural window into 1925.