After a year of rehab and renovation, the historic 1939 Post Office in downtown Naperville has been transformed into Naperville Bank & Trust.
The bank opens to the public on Monday and blends old and new interior elements; maintaining much of the original Art Deco design. Snapshots of Naperville's past are also proudly displayed throughout the building.
Some key focal points in the building and bank lobby are original pieces from the Post Office. The main desk and original windows have been refurbished and a 1939 Post Office mural hangs above the teller windows.
"We tried to incorporate as much of the past as we could and maintain its integrity," said Charles Vincent George Group architect Bruce George. "It's a great feeling to come be in here, it has a lively feel to it."
Charles Vincent George Design Group and Naperville Bank & Trust have worked closely with in keeping the building's history intact as well as helping to create a community meeting place.
"Community banks were always at the corner of Main and Main," said Naperville Bank & Trust president Tom Miers. "This building was always a place to run into friends and catch up on the news of the day. We couldn’t think of a better place to open a downtown branch than this corner of Washington and Benton Streets, in this building that has been at the heart of the community. It’s a chance for us to honor our heritage and help the town build for the future. We like to say ‘What’s old is new,' both in our building and our style of banking.”
A public Dedication and ribbon-cutting celebration will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m., featuring music by the Naperville Light Guard Band, the Cubs Trolley, family activities and refreshments.