In 1883, 23 years after our founding, the then Stamford Savings Bank purchased property on which it would build their first standalone building. Designed by famed architect Warren Richard Biggs of Bridgeport, the Victorian-style building at 117 Prospect Street in Stamford became known as “The Old Red Bank.”
While we no longer call The Old Red Bank home, we’ve continued to grow and build within Stamford and Fairfield County. Today we have fifteen full service branches, plus a limited access branch for students and faculty of AITE.
2016 is a big year for First County Bank as we celebrate not only our 165th anniversary, but also the 15th anniversary of the First County Bank Foundation. To mark these major milestones we will be digging into the archives, sharing some notable moments from our history on our blog and social media channels every other Thursday. You can follow along, or share your own moments of First County Bank history, by leaving a comment or posting a memory using #FirstCounty165.