A century of possibilities

July 12, 2017 | GET MORE : Life

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The iconic United States National Bank building has stood the test of time and the evolving banking industry.

In the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, stands the United States National Bank building. The iconic Roman style building opened its doors to customers in 1917 and 100 years later, it continues to serve as U.S. Bank's Portland Main branch. 

Retaining nearly all of its original features, inside and out, this nationally registered historical site continues to draw awe from its visitors. The second story provides a birds-eye view of the intricate architecture including the opportunity to spot the floor crack marking the 1925 building expansion.  

"We have a lot of people who come in just to look at the architecture," said Brian Fast, manager of the branch, which includes a 26,000-pound vault built with steel from the USS Missouri and a third story museum complete with turn-of-the-20th-century artifacts.

To commemorate the building's rich history and place in the Portland community, the branch will be hosting celebration events such as tours, financial education sessions and an alumni and customer appreciation day.

Jennifer Fredrick is a member of U.S. Bank's public affairs and communications team.