Waterville Savings Bank Building: Waterville, Maine

Picture of Waterville Savings Bank Building in Waterville, Maine

Waterville Savings Bank Building in Waterville, Maine

As part of our building history series, today we take a look at the Waterville Savings Bank Building in Waterville, Maine:

“Waterville Savings Bank was organized in 1869. In 1903 the bank outgrew their original headquarters and built a remarkable new building at 173 Main Street. The bank occupied the north store and there were a variety of offices on the upper floors.”

“This was the first building in Waterville to use reinforced concrete floor construction and was considered to be a fireproof structure at the time. Its façade is constructed of gray Roman brick with limestone trim. Roman bricks are longer, narrower and flatter than standard bricks. Architect William Butterfield of Waterville, who also designed the C. W. Hussey Building, was the designer. William Butterfield was the son of architect builder Chessman Butterfield.”

“In 1939 the bank again outgrew its space and bought a building across the street, which had been home to Ticonic Bank.”

Source: Waterville Main Street

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