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Commercial National Bank, 20 East Martin Street, Raleigh, Wake County, NC

Commercial National Bank, 20 East Martin Street, Raleigh, Wake County, NC

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Commercial National Bank is a ten-story steel and reinforced concrete tri-partie form building rendered in the Gothic Revival style. Its exterior is faced with tan brick and is embellished with elaborate stone and terra-cotta Gothic style details. Its interior contains a monumental banking lobby with marble floors and banking stations under a soaring fan vaulted painted ceiling Designed by P. Thornton Mayre, a prominent Atlanta architect, and commissioned by the Commercial National Bank in 1912, this building, then the tallest and most elaborate in Raleigh, represented the aspirations of the Raleigh business community during the city's early twentieth century period of rapid urban growth and commercial expansion.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1050
Survey number: HABS NC-406
Building/structure dates: 1912 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1959 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1981 Subsequent Work

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Date

1912 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Mayre, P Thornton, designer
Little & Cleckler Co., contractor
Calloway, Deborah, transmitter
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Location

West Raleigh35.77689, -78.63853
Google Map of 35.7768889, -78.6385293
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html