First County 165

Thursday Throwback – Atlantic Street Headquarters

With the Great Depression coming to an end, one sign of the area’s recovery was the opening of Stamford Savings Bank’s new headquarters at 160 Atlantic Street in Stamford.

TBT Atlantic

Newspaper clipping from Stamford Advocate, Tercentenary Edition, 1941

TBT Atlantic-2

Opened in 1940, the building was designed by the firm of Niles & French, and built by the Edward Corning Company, which had been awarded the bid after agreeing to the Bank’s stipulations that all subcontractors used, should be local companies. Upon completion the building housed all
nineteen employees, including six officers and four women.

The Georgian Revival Style building served as our headquarters and operations center until the mid-80s when we moved the administrative and executive offices to 117 Prospect Street. Today, the former headquarters continues to serve customers and community as one of our network of 15 offices throughout Fairfield County.

Stop by our Atlantic Street office for a glimpse back to the past.

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

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