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Crestar Bank (Church Hill Bank)
This building is one of a number of substantial neighborhood banks constructed in the city during the first decades of the century. It is a fine example of a lavishly decorated Beaux-Arts classical facade built on a small scale. The three loggia arches are separated by fluted Ionic columns with rare and curiously formed capitals inspired by those discovered in 1765 at the Temple of Apollo at Bassae (fifth century B.C.). The columns serve as pedestals for two bold carved eagles.
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