UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Southport Savings Bank

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Southport Savings Bank

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Southport Savings Bank, 226 Main Street, Southport, Fairfield County, CT
Creator(s): Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Date Created/Published: Documentation compiled after 1933
Measured Drawing(s): 6
Data Page(s): 18
Significance: The Southport Savings Bank was erected in 1863-65, and designed according to the plans for the Danbury (Connecticut) Bank. The original building specifications for the mason and carpentry work have been preserved and are valuable records of mid-nineteenth century construction techniques. Because of this handsome structure's institutional function and utilitarian design, it is one of Southport's most important surviving buildings from this period. The Savings Bank was chartered in 1854 and became a branch of the Bridgeport Bank in 1955.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-35, FN-36
Survey number: HABS CT-315
Building/structure dates: 1865 Initial Construction
Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Southport
Latitude/Longitude: 41.13639, -73.28389
Bookmark /ct0036/

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