Friday, November 22, 2013

The Talman Home bank at W 55th St and South Kedzie Avenue. Chicago Illinois. December 1986. (Gone. Demolished 2013.)

I took this photograph during a bitterly cold winter night, way back in December of 1986.

Did you ever only take one photograph of a neighborhood landmark establishment, and actually wish that you had taken more? That describes this photograph here.

For many years, the old Talman Home Federal Savings Bank on the southeast corner of West 55th Street and South Kedzie Avenue, was an eye catching landmark of modern architecture and late 1960's / early 1970's era classic styling.

Sadly, the successor bank known as Bank of America, sold this property, and demolished the old Talman bank here in 2013. The parking garage across the street on South Kedzie Avenue was also demolished.

Here is the old Talman Home bank, during much happier times with lighted Christmas decorations that adorned the south side of this building every December.

Yes it's true. The Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the southwest side of the city has lost yet another neighborhood landmark.

Eddie .


Anthony C said...

Had no idea, although I was aware the building had been vacant.

RIP, Ben F. Bohac!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo! I remember when they built the garage kitty-corner to the main building; they had tellers and a drive-thru on the main level.
It was one of those places I couldn't imagine NOT being there!