An Eye For Detail: At the Bank

July 16th, 2012 Posted in Antiques and Vintage, Architecture, Art, Maron Ltd., Ohio City, West Side

 

With its amazing, thirty-five foot tall coffered ceilings and walls of curved windows, the United Bank building’s bank lobby is a sight to behold. Crop Bistro has occupied the space since October, 2011. The newly renovated, Beaux Arts building with its sandstone exterior was originally built in 1925 as the tallest building in the area at the time at nine stories. It was designed by the Cleveland architecture firm, Walker and Weeks, who also designed Cleveland’s venerated Severance Hall and the Federal Reserve BankMaron, Ltd. was the creative developer, and also responsible for revitalizing the downtown entertainment district, East 4th St.

 

 

The main floor seats 200 and is presided over by a huge 1925 mural by artist Glenn Shaw, which depicts a market scene from antiquity.

 

 

 

It took two months to bring the ceiling and faux marble columns back to their original glory with gold highlights.

 

 

 

The United Bank building, Maron, Ltd. and Crop Bistro did it right!

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