Dick Hanscom forwarded this Daily Mail article with some great images of an abandoned Alabama bank. -Editor
Stunning pictures have offered a glimpse inside the disused hallways of a hundred-year-old bank including a huge vault which once held millions of dollars in Alabama.
The John A. Hand Building in Birmingham provides a glorious example of early 19th century architecture, with an enormous circular vault door concealing hundreds of safety
deposit boxes and ladders needed to reach them.
The tall stone tower completed in 1912 is surrounded by columns, has a spacious marble lobby and plush leather armchairs once reserved for waiting clients.
'In 1997, the John A. Hand Building was sold at auction for $1.5 million to banker, Jimmy Taylor,' said the photographer - an urban explorer known as Abandoned
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Inside the vault! Stunning images taken inside a
disused Alabama bank which once held millions of dollars reveal hundreds of gleaming safety deposit boxes and the LADDERS needed to access them
Wayne Homren, Editor
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