As I finish preparing my taxes today I'm reminded of my first memories of money. When I was a kid my first bank account was at this building on Eagle Rock Blvd. As I remember it was called California Federal at the time. I had a little book that I would bring in to the teller when I wanted to make a little deposit, and they would stamp it and hand write the amount in the little book. I probably still have that book somewhere!
I didn't appreciate it at the time, but this building has some really nice lines. I do remember noticing that the huge tower wall is covered with mosaic tiles and thinking that must have taken a while to lay! Other than adding some new signage and updating the bank branch itself, a lot of the building is original!