First Security Bank Building

The First Security Bank Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a 12-story International Style commercial structure built in 1954. The building was designed by Wenceslao Sarmiento in consultation with W.G. Knoebel, chief designer for the Bank Building & Equipment Corporation of America, and local supervising architect Slack Winburn. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[2] Constructed for the First Security Corporation, the building was the first skyscraper built in Salt Lake City after the Great Depression.[3] It was rehabilitated in 2004.[4]

First Security Bank Building
The First Security Bank Building in 2019
First Security Bank Building is located in Utah
First Security Bank Building
First Security Bank Building is located in the United States
First Security Bank Building
Location405 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates40°45′36″N 111°53′23″W / 40.76000°N 111.88972°W / 40.76000; -111.88972 (First Security Bank Building)
Area1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built1954 (1954)
Built byUtah Construction Company
ArchitectSarmiento, W.A.; Knoebel, W.G.; Winburn, Slack W.
Architectural styleInternational Style
NRHP reference No.05001107[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 28, 2005

The First Security Bank Building has been compared with the United Nations Building, the Lever House, and the PSFS Building because of its glass curtain and cubic shapes, asymmetrical composition, and lack of ornament.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Korral Broschinsky (May 19, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: First Security Bank Building". National Park Service. Retrieved May 28, 2019. With accompanying pictures
  3. ^ Kirk Huffaker (2010). "First Security Bank". Midcentury Banks. Archived from the original on May 28, 2019. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Kirk Huffaker (2005). "Saved: Historic First Security Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah" (PDF). RPPN Bulletin. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Elizabeth Egleston, Giraud (2003). "Post-War Landmarks". Utah Preservation Magazine. 7. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historic Preservation Office: 53-56 (55-58).

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