Presented by the Buidings Worth Saving
Committee of the Atlanta Preservation Center:
2003 List of Endangered Buildings:
Trust Company of Georgia Branch Bank, 1965
Address: 2160 Monroe Drive, NE
Owner/Contacts: Jeff Notrica, Inman Park Properties, (404) 365-8274
Threat: Building is for sale; future demolition is a possibility.
In the late 1960s and 1970s the development of the branch banking system nationwide provided architects with the opportunity to create a magnum opus on a manageable scale. Offering drive-in banking facilities, the branches related to the road visually, physically or inadvertently.
This award-winning branch bank of Trust Company of Georgia (now SunTrust) was designed by Atlanta Architect Henri Jova, who came up with a form that had neither front nor back and could be read and recognized from a speeding vehicle on a busy freeway. It was published in Time Magazine, Interiors and other publications when it opened in 1965.