Tuesday, December 21, 2004

First National Tower (Metropolitan Bank Tower) - Built - 1929.

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One of the region’s finest Art Deco buildings, Morris W. Schiebel designed this eighteen story skyscraper for the Central Savings and Loan in 1929. From the Egyptian-inspired entrance to the chevron patterned tiles at the top, this beautiful building is basically unaltered. It also boasts a gorgeous, lavish Art Deco lobby that also retains its integrity. The Metropolitan Savings and Loan (now Metropolitan Savings Bank) purchased the building in 1976 and renamed it Metropolitan Tower. The building is now known as First National Tower when First National acquired Metropolitan Bank.

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