AKA: Bank of Italy, Bank of Italy, Office Building, Fresno, CA, Fresno, CA; Bank of America, Office Building, Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Felchlin, R. F., Company (firm); Richard Ferdinand Felchlin (architect); Charles Henry Franklin (architect)

Dates: constructed 1917-1918

1001 Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2501

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Recorded on the National Register of Historic Places as 1015 Fulton Mall.

The Bank of Italy's eight-story main office in Fresno, CA, was completed in August 1918; the architect for the Felchlin firm, Charles Franklin, designed the steel-frame high-rise after Italian Renaissance palazzi. The first floor had especially impressive rusticated masonry surface with arched openings. The top floor, too, was punctuated by paired, arched Italianate windows.

A Renaissance Revival Style building, the Bank of Italy Building, Fresno, CA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, level of significance: Local. The Bank of Italy opened its first branch outside of San Francisco, CA, in 1909, in San Jose, CA; by 1918, the Bank of Italy had 24 branch locations throughout CA, the largest state-wide banking system in the United States at the time.

National Register of Historic Places (October 29, 1982): 82000963 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 2244