Central Bank of Utah’s Provo Office Chooses Indiana LimestoneTailored to Classic Western Architectural Context

An upgrade to Central Bank of Utah’s Provo headquarters draws upon the timeless beauty and ageless durability of construction stone from the Indiana Limestone Company. The location, also home to one of the bank’s branches, was designed and constructed to fit with the classic Western period architecture of its Provo neighborhood.
The project included the demolition of three storefront properties owned by Central Bank to add an additional 9,156 square feet to the existing office on University Avenue. It includes a handsome 65-foot tall limestone tower on the corner at one of the city’s major intersections.
Ken Harris of Harris Architecture in Provo redesigned the historic structure with a mandate to reflect and complement the historic fabric of buildings in the city’s downtown. Because of the bank’s high visibility in the district, he intended to make a significant architectural statement. Harris designed the tower to relate to existing towers in the area.
“Indiana Limestone was selected because it reflects the values of permanence, timelessness and a strong commitment to valued customers,” said Lynn LeMone, Harris Architecture associate. “Indiana Limestone is a highly durable and long-lasting material, virtually maintenance-free. These are the qualities of Central Bank as it looks toward its future.”
“We wanted a real stone product,” Central Bank spokesperson Diana Mathis said. “It is timeless and it went with the original design of downtown Provo. The Indiana limestone added a lot of character to the red brick parts of the structure. As it was Central Bank’s flagship, we wanted it to be unique.”
Central Bank has operated in downtown Provo since 1906. “This represents many decades of investment by Central Bank in our community. They have consistently been a partner in the success of Provo’s businesses, investors and home owners,” said Provo City Mayor John Curtis.
Stone for the project was cut by M.J. Wiltbank at Artistic Stone Masonry, Linden, Utah, and installed by Child Enterprises, Springville, Utah. Project engineer was George Jacklin of Dynamic Structures, Provo.
About Central Bank
Central Bank has been an essential part of Utah Valley’s growth and development for over a century. As the leader in small business banking, Central Bank believes in the power of small business to improve the community and drive the local economy. Whether you’re hoping to start a business, purchase your first home, or save for the future, Central Bank is ready to help.
About Indiana Limestone Co.
Indiana Limestone Company is unmatched as the premier supplier of Indiana Limestone in a range of beautiful and lasting building products. Founded in 1926 (with predecessor firms that had been quarrying limestone since the mid-1800s), ILCO remains the provider of choice for this internationally renowned natural stone. Throughout an illustrious history in which its stone has made such iconic structures as the Empire State building, National Cathedral and the Pentagon, ILCO has reliably provided the highest quality products and services carefully tailored to the needs of the market with an environmental, natural focus.