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1911 Savannah Bank & Trust Georgia Large Bronze 125 Lbs Dedication Plaque

  Lot # 001
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Original dedication plaque for the Savannah Bank & Trust Company building, erected in 1911.  The plaque is 30" x 40" and weighs 125 lbs.  It is solid bronze.  Savannah Bank was chartered in 1869, after the Civil War.  In 1911, it moved into this new 15-story neoclassical building on East Bryan St, designed by the famed architects, Mowbray & Uffinger.  It was the first skyscraper in Savannah and remained the city's tallest structure until 1972 when Stillwell Towers was completed.  It dropped to #3 with the completion of the Westin in 1999.  It remains the tallest structure in the downtown area.

The names of the officers and directors are on this plaque including GA (George Anderson) Mercer, father of music legend Johnny Mercer.  In 1987, Savannah Bank merged with First Union Bank and the sign was removed.  It is a unique plaque with historical significance from one of the most important buildings in modern Savannah architecture.