Then & Now: Banking in the Jewel

Banking history began in La Jolla in 1907 with the opening of La Jolla Trust and Savings Bank at the corner of Girard and Prospect. The bank, first located in a small structure, built this more imposing building in 1916 featuring a marble interior. It later became known as Bank of Italy which, still later, became the Bank of America. The building that stands today plays host to numerous business offices.

TRIVIA: What kind of rock is marble?



MARBLE: metamorphic rock composed wholly or in large part of calcite or dolomite crystals, the crystalline texture being the result of metamorphism of limestone by heat and pressure. The term marble is loosely applied to any limestone or dolomite that takes a good polish and is otherwise suitable as a building stone or ornamental stone.