• People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center
  • People’s United Bank Financial Center

People’s United Bank Financial Center

Bangor, ME

Location(s): 201 Main Street
Bangor, ME

Client: People’s United Bank

Contractor: House Revivers

A Queen Anne gem in downtown Bangor, designed by Wilfred Mansur in 1888, originally served as the vestry to the adjacent Unitarian Church and had last served as a community theater before the bank bought the deteriorating property.

Merrill Merchants Bank (now People’s United Bank) acquired the Mansur building after WBRC provided them with a review of the existing facilities, including anticipated costs for recommended renovations. The building is immediately adjacent to the bank’s main branch and is joined by a connector bridge.

The restoration plans created a new third-floor level within the joined structure, providing additional floor area critical to the viability of the project, and growing the usable space by 33%. Renovations included new windows that faithfully replicate the original’s unique muntin patterns, a new slate roof, wood trim repair, and a return of the original front staircase.

This project was a Maine Downtown Center Outstanding Building Rehabilitation Award winner and a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award winner.