First National Bank - Trost Society

First National Bank

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First National Bank

The First National Bank in Albuquerque was drawn by Trost & Trost and completed in 1924. Trost designed the structure with a classical cornice, ground-story arches, and “the ornamental details of a Renaissance palace” (quoting SAH). Designed in a Chicago Style Commercial Classicalism, the building owns a number of firsts: including the first skyscraper in the state of New Mexico and the first reinforced concrete building in Albuquerque. Currently standing and in outstanding condition, the building is currently home to the Banque Lofts ( For more information, please see

All B&W images are courtesy of The Banque Lofts website (; the color image in the evening is from the Albuquerque Hub (

— Mark Stone

Additional Details

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Type: Commercial
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1924
Address: 219 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Condition: Restored