Monday, January 18, 2010

Ocala National Bank Building


The Ocala National Bank Building is located in the old downtown area of Ocala. It appears that much of the building is used for purposes other than banking.

Update: Ocala National Bank failed back in January 2009, was shut down by the government, and then taken over by Center State Bank. But this building is iconic and will probably continue to retain the name of Ocala National Bank for awhile.

28 comments:

melanie said...

Hello, j'ai beaucoup aimé le coucher de soleil d'hier.

Et cette banques,fait-elle des profits importants sur le dos des travailleurs ?

Don and Krise said...

Now that looks like a building that's been there a while. I love seeing those big red signs at night.

Olivier said...

cette banque est impressionnante, on dirait un château fort ;)

VP said...

I like the tiled miniroofs and now I'm curious about the other purposes...

Wolynski said...

Love the bright colors. Looks like a residential hotel or something - very 40's.

How can it be Ocala and National at the same time?

Bibi said...

This is a nice, humble bank building at least. Most are so outlandish, made with lots of money...whose?

Kcalpesh said...

It's a HUGE one if all of the building is a bank... Nicely shot :-)

Nice piece of construction :-)

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Small City Scenes said...

It looks like a very old building. Is it? It is so white it must be blinding in the sun.
Cool shot. MB

Jim Klenke said...

Maybe apartments up top? Looks like a neat old building.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» heard you were going to go into the bank, make a withdrawal and send it to him. Stimulus package, doncha know? So what happened?
;-)

brattcat said...

You can bank on it. This is a tall building for Florida is it not?

Hilda said...

If it weren't for the sign, I would have thought it was an apartment building.

That blue sky is just awesome!

Frank said...

Terrific old building that looks as though it's been restored. That's great it's in use.

Stone Creek sure appears to be a super nice community.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd say this bank must do very well for itself. It constantly amazes me how much money banks and insurance companies have to spend on buildings.

Lois said...

Nice shot Jacob, except for that orange and blue together :)

Marie said...

What do they do there apart from banking? I am curious :-))

That's a big big building. They can stock a lot of money and gold there. My bank is tiny. Really tiny.

Tricia said...

Great big & Great Blue SKY!!!

Jarart said...

At first I thought it was a hotel!

Daryl said...

Big bucks ..

afv said...

It is a grand building and looks great against that blue sky. I guess it is always the case, in that way they get rental fees.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

So Big !! Even i thought its a Hotel !! Nice shot !!

Jacob said...

@ Lois - very funny! So what's the matter with orange and blue? Heh, heh! Are you an FSU fan? Maybe?

Jacob said...

@ Louis - Something called the GOP screwed up the economy!

Louis la Vache said...

Uh, Jacob, you seem to forget which party has had the majority in Congress since 2006, and a few people with names like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Charles Rangel, et al have a "D" beside their name...and all are linked to the subprime crisis - and was the Congress that passed the legislation that created the mess, not GWB. (Not that «Louis» happy with GWB, but that's a different rant...)
;-)

tapirgal said...

Look at the cool window decoration! I love it. It reminds me a little of our Astor Hotel.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I was also thinking it might be a hotel, it is a classic "Spanish-oid". I have had the opportunity to go up of roofs of buildings this old and look at the original signs, made up of hundreds, maybe thousands, of light bulbs! This one although it is on the frame like old signs, looks like it might be updated?

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Jacob said...

@ Three Rivers - I'm not sure. We've lived her 5 years and I can't remember any changes to the sign...

J Bar said...

It certainly is a great old building.
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