QUOTE FROM BANKNEWPORT EMAIL NEWSLETTER (June 5, 2020)
BankNewport is excited to announce the completion of the historic restoration of its branch at 10 Washington Square in Newport. The Bank proudly marked this milestone with a socially-distant reveal on Friday, May 29th.
The project, a $5 million investment, revitalized the nearly 90-year-old building and it now seamlessly integrates modern amenities, services, and technology to provide customers with an unparalleled banking experience.
“We are so pleased to have reached this milestone,” said Sandra J. Pattie, President & CEO, BankNewport. “This project was truly a labor of love and we are so grateful to our branch manager, Evan Rose, and the wonderful employees here who continued to serve our customers despite the scaffolding, dust, and debris, which became ever-present as the work progressed.”
Founded in August 1819 as the Savings Bank of Newport, BankNewport is one of the country’s oldest community banks. The Washington Square branch is the bank’s flagship location, built from 1929 to 1930 of red brick, tall windows, and marble Corinthian columns at the front of the building, in keeping with the style of the existing classical architecture of the area.