Chicago Landmarks

Kimbell Trust & Savings Bank (Former)

Front Elevation     Address: 3600 W. Fullerton Ave.
Year Built: 1924 - 1925
Architect: Vitzthum, Karl, and Co.
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: October 8, 2008

Cornice Detail Masonry and Terra Cotta This building is a fine example of the impressive bank buildings constructed in Chicago's neighborhoods during a period of national prosperity in the 1920s. Like many banks from that time, it uses the Classical Revival style of architecture to convey a sense of security and permanence. The street-facing facades features finely crafted brick masonry pierced with an arcade of two-story tall arched window openings. Especially noteworthy is the building's extensive Classical-style ornamentation in terra cotta, which includes medallions, urns, acanthus leaves and lion¿s heads. The bank was founded by Raymond G. Kimbell, the grandson of Martin Nelson Kimbell, one of the Logan Square community's earliest settlers.

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