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Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« on: June 04, 2010, 04:13:25 AM »
Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio



Metro Jacksonville takes a look inside a historic collection of buildings in the heart of downtown: The Barnett National Bank and Laura Trio buildings.

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 04:47:19 AM »
omg...the architecture is soooo amazing
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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 06:43:57 AM »
Looks like Barnett has been completely cleaned out since I was given a tour a couple years ago.  Most of the original doors, walls, radiators, etc were still in place.  It was hard for me to imagine working in a building like that without A/C!
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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 08:02:19 AM »
Wow. what great pictures. So much potential for this to be a landmark project.

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 08:14:21 AM »
The Marble Bank is fascinating.  I would kill to see it in its hey-day.

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 08:31:27 AM »
These pictures are spectacular, especially the ones of the Florida Life taken from inside the Barnett.  Even more spectacular is imaginging them restored.
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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 08:38:29 AM »
this is awesome guys....great job!

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 08:52:11 AM »
Now, if these projects can just take off as planned....I worked on the Laura Trio back in 2006, I think, while at KBJ.  Could have been a great project, up there with The Carling.  Hopefully the City will help to keep these projects moving forward.
Great photo spread as always guys.

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 08:52:34 AM »
The gold elvator door in the Barnett is spectacular. I hope they plan on restoring that. I am guessing it was once polished brass. Also, the circular staircase in the Bisbee is very interesting. I can't wait to see these building restored.

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 09:13:30 AM »
Stephen,

Are they planning to keep the digital sign at the top of the barnett building? That wouuld be neat!
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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 09:21:41 AM »
Back in the day, the Barnett Building was knee deep in brass... at least the lower floor was.  From the pictures, the building looks to be in pretty good shape.

The Marble Bank Building is as solid as they come.  Contrast that with the Bisbee Building that looks criminally in disrepair.

Great pictures guys!

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2010, 09:25:11 AM »
Potential, potential, potential...

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 09:35:36 AM »
This is going to be exciting for the city!

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 09:36:48 AM »
I think something modern and techy would be nice if its fesiable. That would REALLY help it stand out. If not the original analog would be ok. I believe there were some photos in another thread showing the restorations so far.

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Re: Inside the Barnett Bank and Laura Trio
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2010, 09:37:08 AM »
Wonderful photos, guys!

I am always amazed that our society so often lets beautiful old buildings like these just fall into disrepair and deteriorate, and all too often, be torn down.  These are priceless pieces of our history and heritage, yet not enough people see their value.  Really sad.  But I am encouraged that someone may save this particular piece of the past.  I really hope this comes to fruition.