The limestone spandrel is located on the City Bank and Trust Company building at 409 Franklin Street. The building dates to 1904 and was originally the three-story headquarters for Baker McDowell Hardware. In 1926, City Bank and Trust Company decided to remodel the building as a new home for the bank. City Bank hired Weiss, Dreyfous, and Siferth of New Orleans to remodel the building. The firm's Avant grade design introduced modern Neo-Classicism to Natchez. Other architectural features include engaged Ionic columns, segmental arches, and a shorter attic story. Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth also designed the Louisiana skyscraper state capitol in Baton Rouge and the Eola Hotel in Natchez. The first image is of the newly remolded City Bank and Trust Building c. 1930. The second image is a historic letterhead that documents the original appearance of the Baker McDowell Hardware building. The third image is an interior view of the remodeled bank and the fourth image is a current view of the building.


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