Friday, September 18, 2015

Mystery Building

I am sure many of you have driven past this building. Where is it? Do you know the original name of the building?

Answer:  The above photo is the Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank which stands at the corner of Franklin and Park Streets in Downtown Framingham. The building, likely built c.1938, is a remarkably handsome building unlike the typical New England architecture of the time. Perhaps the Art Deco style was chosen to reflect a progressive, confident nature of the bank following the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Original Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank. Later bank name changes were Framingham Savings and TD Bank. Building presently closed.


Information provided from the Fitts Insurance 75th Anniversary brochure. Read more about the history of the Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank and the Fitts family by going to: )