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Historic Downtown Augusta (Broad Street)
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The original building located on the site was constructed in 1910 in the Mission style after the Union Savings Banking Company acquired a lot on broad St in 1908. An article in the Augusta Chronicle sited the building as "one of the prettiest buildings in the city." The furnishings were all of dark mahogany wood and the chandeliers were "the handsomest that have been seen in the city."

  • Union Savings Bank c. 1912
  • Union Savings Bank c.1917
  • Union Savings Bank Bldg. c.1966
  • Union Savings Bank Bldg. c.2005
  • Union Savings Bank Building
  • 771 Broad St. c.1966
  • Interior of Bank Building c.2006
  • Ad for office spaces in Union Savings Bank Building c. 1917
  • Union Savings Bank c.1916

The current building was constructed in 1917 to replace previous loss of 1916 fire. Designed in the Neoclassical Revival Style by Architect R. H. Hunt of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The building was contracted by the Southern Ferro concrete Company to Erect approximately $63,000 Building of fireproof construction, plastered in Tennessee grey marble and terra cotta. Vault work was done by the New York Safe and Lock Company, the same company that provided vaults for the original bank structure. 

By 1931, the Union Savings Bank Company was liquidated and the Building sat vacant for 33 years until Disney used the building for a few scenes for their remake of That Darn Cat.

Since 2007, Nicholas Dickinson & Associates have established an architectural firm on the upper story of the 28-foot high structure. The lower levels houses office and retail spaces.

Alexander, Goodwin & Garrett. “Offices For Rent .” Augusta Chronicle, 19 Jan. 1917.

Cline, Damon. “Downtown Space to Get a New Story.” Augusta Chronicle, 26 Aug. 2006.

Lee, Joseph M. Augusta: a Postcard History. Arcadia Publishing, 2000, pp. 19-20.

Historic Augusta Vertical Files: 700 Block Broad Street

Staff. “Build Now Campaign in August Is Proving Very Satisfactory.” Augusta Chronicle, 19 Aug. 1917.

Staff. “Contract Let for New Bank Building.” Augusta Chronicle, 24 Nov. 1916, pp. 3–3.

Staff. “One of the Prettiest of Bank Buildings.” Augusta Chronicle, 30 Jan. 1910, pp. 3–3.

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Lee, Joseph M. Augusta: a Postcard History. Arcadia Publishing, 2000, pp. 19.

Lee, Joseph M. Augusta: a Postcard History. Arcadia Publishing, 2000, pp. 20.

Historic Augusta Vertical Files: 700 Block Broad Street

Historic Augusta Vertical Files: 700 Block Broad Street

Historic Augusta Vertical Files: 700 Block Broad Street

Historic Augusta Vertical Files: 700 Block Broad Street

Drowlette, Annette M. Union Savings Bank Building. Augusta, 26 Aug. 2006.

Alexander, Goodwin & Garrett. “Offices For Rent .” Augusta Chronicle, 19 Jan. 1917.

Lee, Joseph M. Augusta: a Postcard History. Arcadia Publishing, 2000, pp. 20.