Saturday, September 13, 2008

St.Paul Landmark

The First National Bank Building in downtown St. Paul is a familiar landmark.
Some interesting Facts:
-The First National Bank Building was the tallest in St.Paul from 1930 until 1986.
-The tower atop the building supports a large red flashing "1st" which can be seen for many miles in all directions.
-The First National Bank Building is connected by skyway to Kellogg Square Apartments, US Bank Center, and the adjacent Merchant's Bank Building.
-The basement contained a 96-foot pistol firing range to help bank guards stay sharp in case of a bank robbery.


  1. Am I the 1st to leave a comment? I wonder. hehe...

    Maybe not....

  2. They certainly know how to stand out - hopefully in quality as well. :)

    Hope all is well with you Kate. Fall is quite different from your time in Mexico. Fall is rapidly approaching here in Hungary also - not that I mind, although the summer heat in the country house was surprisingly easy to take.

  3. How interesting that there is a firing range in the basement. Very unique.
    Have a great I'm painting the guest room finally.

  4. I think this is a great shot...what a landmark.....what is the tallest building now?

  5. Nice photo and I like how you put together the photos from yesterdays post.


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