January 31, 2013

Grand Old Buildings

Posted in Endangered buildings, History, Photos tagged , , , at 9:54 pm by stonebankblog

New York City’s Grand Central Station turned 100 today!

Bells and whistles. Sound the train horns and clap your hands.  Making it to 100 is a great big deal. No, make that a GRAND deal.

Grand Central stands today because preservationists worked hard to save it. And it is 13 years YOUNGER than our charming Stone Bank.

Let’s salute big dreams, big goals and great old buildings.

Grand Central Station in NYC on the day it opened in 1913.

Grand Central Station in NYC on the day it opened in 1913.

This snip came from Grand Central Station’s website. Check it out for great pictures and a cool timeline about the building’s history.

The Stone Bank isn’t as grand in many ways, but it’s a charming touchstone with Bottineau’s history and its founders. Bottineau County Bank had been operating out of the “fine stone bank” for 13 years when Grand Central opened. Amazing to think of the vision the Stone Bank’s founders had to build something that would last a very long time. Our goal is to give it another 100 or more years.

For the Stone Bank, 2013 is going to be a HUGE year. The back of the building will be rebuilt over a new foundation — and soon after it will ¬†get a new interior and a new life.

Join us. Support us. Send us a donation or a story about your connection to the bank. Or tell us your dreams for how the bank should be used.

As always, thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog.