The Block 22 project in Pittsburg is underway, and one building being renovated is keeping some of its history.
The National Bank building on the corner of Broadway and 4th is one of the buildings under construction as a part of Block 22. Two vault doors that were installed in 1931 will stay to keep the history and architectural design of the building. While the doors will not be operable, they will be incorporated into the glass walls of the conference room that will be built within the building. For everyone working on the development, keeping this part of the facility's history gives more meaning to the project than ever before.
"You know, we get to see and hear stories of the building. We get to read about their historical significance. It gives us a little more ownership of the project. I mean, we want to preserve history, not just build a building, so that's kind of cool for all of us,” says Chuck Haake, Block 22 Superintendent.
Block 22 is set to be finished by August of next year.