Vermont National Bank // 1884

One of the few brick buildings in Newfane’s Village Center is this charming old bank, right on Main Street. The building was constructed in 1884 as the Vermont National Bank and is a vernacular example of the Romanesque Revival architectural style with the arched openings and brickwork. Vermont architect George A. Hines designed the modest building, which was built for $6,650. The bricks for the building were brought into town by ox cart. Those for the front facade cost 5 cents apiece; those for the sidewalls 3 cents; and those for the back wall 2 cents, showing how the best materials go on the highly visible facades.

2 thoughts on “Vermont National Bank // 1884

  1. Ralph H. Lutts April 5, 2023 / 5:51 pm

    Hello–I am trying to learn whether there is an archives of Vermont banking history. I have an account book (resources and liabilities” for the First National Bank, North Bennington, Vermont” that covers June 1930 to December 1946, with loose sheets of paper for December 1947. I want to donate this item to an appropriate archival institution. Can you direct me to appropriate archives of this sort?

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    • Buildings of New England April 5, 2023 / 6:51 pm

      I would check out the Bennington Historical Society, and if they do not take it, the Vermont Historical Society would have an archives.


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