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National City Bank Building (Toledo)

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Height  112 m
Opened  1932
Floors  27
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Similar  PNC Bank Building, Fiberglas Tower, One SeaGate, PNC Tower, PNC Plaza

The PNC Bank Building (formerly: National City Bank Building) is a limestone-faced steel-frame skyscraper in the Art Deco style. Located at 405 Madison Avenue, it is the third tallest building in downtown Toledo, Ohio.

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Facts

  • Building Completed: 1930
  • No. of Floors: 27
  • Northwest Ohio's tallest building from 1930-1969, now ranked as third tallest.
  • Cost at Completion: $5,500,000
  • Architect: Mills, Rhines, Bellman & Nordhoff
  • It is faced with Indiana limestone above a base of Wisconsin black granite.
  • Entrance features 44-foot arch, African mahogany, and green terrazzo floor.
  • History

    The Ohio Bank Building, as it was initially named, was constructed in 1929-30 by the Ohio Savings Bank And Trust for use as their headquarters. The Ohio Savings Bank And Trust occupied the office building for less than a year before the bank went out of business during the Great Depression.

    In 1935, the Owens-Illinois Glass Company moved their headquarters into the building. The building would remain O-I's headquarters until its move to One SeaGate in 1982. During this period the building was known as the Owens-Illinois Building and a large O-I sign topped the building. When O-I moved out, the iconic sign was donated to Owens Community College and moved to the campus after being airlifted off the building by a helicopter.

    The building was purchased from O-I in 1982 by Toledo-based Ohio Citizens Bank, and the building was renamed as the Ohio Citizens Bank Building after O-I departed.

    The Ohio Citizens Bank subsequently merged with Cleveland, Ohio based National City Bank and in 1992 the building name changed to the National City Bank Building. National City restored much of the original ornamental plaster, gargoyles, terrazzo flooring and travertine marble.

    In 2008 Pittsburg based PNC Financial Services acquired National City Bank. In 2010 the building was renamed the PNC Building.

    References

    National City Bank Building (Toledo) Wikipedia


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