Jan 11, 2012

Vacant Bel Air BB&T building will meet wrecking ball soon

(ÆGIS) A piece of Bel Air's history will be turned to rubble when the old Branch Banking and Trust building in downtown Bel Air is demolished later this winter.
The building is one of the survivors of the great Bel Air fire on Groundhog Day 1972 that destroyed the buildings along Main Street between the bank and the Boyd and Fulford Drugs building.
... Originally, the Commercial & Savings Bank, most of the 19,700-square-foot building to be torn down was built in the late 1960s; however, archival photographs and other material indicate a bank building has been on the same site since around 1900. Continued