Lima’s First National Bank & Trust Building

I was fortunate to be part of a photo walk in downtown Lima last week that allowed us to go inside this fabulous old bank building. I was really interested in seeing the old stained glass window, because you can’t see it from the outside since it is protected by an opaque window.
 Some of you who are reading this are from Lima and have probably been inside this bank when it was open and flourishing.  I would love to hear your stories of what it was like.
 The detail on the ceiling was the most impressive part for me. The colors, the detail, the little lady sitting up there in the corner looking down at all the transactions taking place.  I know that the owner is in the process of restoring this place…a tremendous undertaking, well worth it.

And there is more to the story of this great structure….

  Aside from its importance as a historic site, the First National Bank and Trust Building plays a leading part in local ornithology: the building is a nesting site for Peregrine Falcons and is part of the Midwest Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project.” 
You can read more about this building here.

5 Comments

  1. Gorgeous bank!! I'm so glad they appreciate it's beauty and are restoring it! I remember when you posted photos from the outside and we all wanted to see the stain glass window!!

    1. Cathy,
      I wish I had taken more photos of this window. It has the most interesting motifs and images in the glass. But I was so excited about all the other things I saw in the building and just kept moving!

  2. The ceiling and window were some of my favorite parts as well. My mom loved all the teller windows and architecture in the back of the teller line. These are great shots!!

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