On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, architecture critics Catesby Leigh and Anthony Paletta debate and illuminate two great traditions in U.S. bank design: classicism and modernism.
By John Steele Gordon Before there could be bank buildings, there had to be banks,…
In the 20th century, banks used sophisticated modern design to signal transparency and openness.
Beyond symbolizing security, classical bank design illustrated the connection of prudent finance and civic virtue.
Now and at the turn of the 20th century, the Morgan name and brand were preeminent in American finance.
Historian Shennette Garrett-Scott tells the story of Maggie Lena Walker and her mission to help Black women find financial empowerment and professional career opportunities.
On this Presidents Day bonus episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Amity Shlaes discusses Calvin Coolidge’s personal and professional background, relationships with banks and bankers and how these shaped his economic policy in the 1920s.
Two storied American banks merged in 1955 to form a powerful financial institution.
What does the history of the New York City water system have to do with banking? You might be surprised.