Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lost architecture ...

Seeing yesterday's Kalispell photo prompted me to post an image of another great mid-century Montana bank building -- this is a postcard view of the old Security Bank & Trust building in Bozeman, constructed in 1960. It was an outstanding example of an exceptional, but under-appreciated architectural era.

Unfortunately, this building is gone, too ... First Security Bank destroyed it a couple of years ago and replaced it with a facility that can only be described as awful, both architecturally and functionally. I've had my accounts there for nearly thirty years, and every time I interact with the new building I mourn for the old one, and want to withdraw every penny from its replacement.

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