Connecticut Treasures features the wealth and diversity of buildings from each of the eight Connecticut counties.
The public is invited every year to vote for a favorite building for this state-wide award.
Congratulations to the Westport Bank and Trust Company, Westport, CT – The 2020 Connecticut Treasures Winner
About the Westport Bank and Trust Company:
At 87 Post Road East (at the intersection of Church Lane) in Westport is a flatiron-type building built in 1924 to house the Westport Bank and Trust Company. The bank was founded in 1852 by Horace Staples (1801-1897) as the Saugatuck Bank. Soon renamed the First National Bank of Westport, it long occupied offices in National Hall in Westport, which it shared with the Westport Savings Bank, founded by Staples in 1863. The two banks merged in 1913 and eleven years later moved into the new building, designed by Charles E. Cutler (1881-1962), in the developing downtown east of the Saugatuck River. In 2005 the building was restored as mixed-use retail space by David Adam Realty, which saved and refurbished the original exterior, terrazzo flooring, murals and four of the five bank vaults. The bank later emerged as Patagonia.
Online voting took place on our website between July 20th – July 31st, 2020. Thank you to everyone who voted!
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