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Walker Bank Building for the M. H. Walker Realty Company
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Walker Bank Building for the M. H. Walker Realty Company
Item Details
Public
Title
Walker Bank Building for the M. H. Walker Realty Company
Work Type
Commercial building, photographs
Date
1912
Location
Utah, Salt Lake City, 175 South Main Street 84111
Description
Designed by architectural firm Eames & Young and built by contractor James Stewart & Co. "Constructed in 1911-12 the Walker Bank Building is significant for its influence on the Salt Lake City banking community in the early 20th Century as well as being an excellent example of a three-part vertical block skyscraper designed in a Sullivanesque style in downtown Salt Lake City. The construction of such a large building in downtown Salt Lake City was a monument to the growth, progress, and modernization of the city following Utah's acceptance as a state. One of the tallest buildings in the West for its time, it stands as an example of the success and growth of the financial sector of Utah during the 1900-1910's. It was also one of the last building projects completed prior to the start of World War I. Eames and Young designed the building for the bank. The building was designed with characteristics of Chicago School skyscrapers, containing the three parts of a classical column – the bottom floors functioning as the base, the middle stories as the shaft with little ornamental detail, and the top floors serving as the capital with a greater degree of ornamentation capped with a cornice. Stylistically, the building has hints of the Second Renaissance Revival, with its symmetry, accentuated belt courses, and modillions. It received national attention with a feature in the February 1914 issue of American Architect, as well as mention in the New York Times. The high-rise office building included several retail shop areas on the basement and ground floors, in addition to the bank's primary ground floorspace. Retaining much of its original detailing and character, the building is in excellent condition and is a contributing historic resource in Salt Lake City." [from the Minutes of the Utah Board of State History 7/20/2006]Mounted on black contstruction paper with mounted caption on white paper, lower center, in black ink: LOBBY, WALKER BANK BUILDING, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Repository
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Art & Architecture Library
Related Item
Art and Cultural Objects, Eames and Young Architectural Photographs, Images of unique photographs of buildings constructed by the architectural firm of William S. Eames and Thomas J. Young.
Title Note
Interior view, counter and teller windows
Image Materials/Technique
gelatin silver prints, black and white photography
Image Measurements
20.3 x 25.4 cm
Rights
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File Properties
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1308961.fpx
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1308961