Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home > California > Redwood City > Bank of San Mateo County, 2000-2002 Broadway, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA



See 18 maps of this location


B&W Photos
South And East Sides
HB106068
South And East Sides
South Side
HB106069
South Side
Southeast Corner, Detail Of Cornice
HB106070
Southeast Corner, Detail Of Cornice
Southeast Corner, Detail Of Dome
HB106071
Southeast Corner, Detail Of Dome
Southeast Corner, Detail Of Portico
HB106072
Southeast Corner, Detail Of Portico
South Side, Detail Of West Doorway
HB106073
South Side, Detail Of West Doorway
South Side, Detail Of West Doorway Ornament
HB106074
South Side, Detail Of West Doorway Ornament
South Side, Detail Of Sculpture In Niche
HB106075
South Side, Detail Of Sculpture In Niche
Interior, Tellers
HB106076
Interior, Tellers' Windows
Interior, Ceiling
HB106077
Interior, Ceiling
Interior, Stairway To Second Floor
HB106078
Interior, Stairway To Second Floor


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
2000-2002 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

Find maps of Redwood City, CA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1991
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-186).
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1909 subsequent work
Significance: The oldest stone-faced building in the county, this stately Renaissance Revival building dates from 1900. Incorporated in 1891, before moving to its present site, it is the earliest bank in San Mateo County. Founded by prominent early citizens of the city, the bank quickly became a leading financial institution between San Francisco and San Jose. / Considered to be the oldest stone building in the county, this stately Renaissance Revival bank dates from 1900. Incorporated in 1891, before being moved to its present location, it is one of the earliest banks in San Mateo County. Founded by prominent citizens of the city, the bank quickly became a leading financial institution between San Francisco and San Jose. Designed by Alfred I. Coffey of San Francisco, the building initiated a new level of monumentality in the architecture of Redwood City and confidence in the area's commercial future. The exterior displays neo-classical detailing in the use of Composite Order colossal pilasters and projecting pediments with cornice blocks. The corner treatment is a typical bay area urban form, popular at the turn of the century, though rarely expressed in stone. The semi-circular colonnaded entrance porch supporting a bay window and capped by a high ribbed dome and flag pole provides a strongly defined terminus for the commercial block and street crossing. Although virtually unused for over thirty years, the bank building remains a unique and significant architectural landmark in the history of Redwood City.

Subjects
Banks


Related Names
Coffey, Alfred I.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
2. SOUTH SIDE
3. SOUTHEAST CORNER, DETAIL OF CORNICE
4. SOUTHEAST CORNER, DETAIL OF DOME
5. SOUTHEAST CORNER, DETAIL OF PORTICO
6. SOUTH SIDE, DETAIL OF WEST DOORWAY
7. SOUTH SIDE, DETAIL OF WEST DOORWAY ORNAMENT
8. SOUTH SIDE, DETAIL OF SCULPTURE IN NICHE
9. INTERIOR, TELLERS' WINDOWS
10. INTERIOR, CEILING
11. INTERIOR, STAIRWAY TO SECOND FLOOR


Back to Redwood City, California