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Central Bank Building

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Central Bank Building

Designed by Philadelphia architect Stephen Decatur Button for William Knox, president of Central Bank of Alabama, this Renaissance Revival building emulated the Venetian palaces of the 16th century. Completed in 1856, it was praised by state newspapers as the first ironfront in Alabama. Central Bank, which generously supported the Confederacy, was bankrupt at the end of the Civil War. Other banks occupied the building until jewelers Klein and Son acquired and occupied it from 1923-1983. The building was restored for the Arts Council of Alabama in 1985.

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  • Uploaded on February 9, 2012
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    by Walter Russell
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    • Taken on 2012/02/05 15:25:40
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 34.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash