Banco de Valencia

Javier Goerlich Lleó
One internet site lists the architects thus: Javier Goerlich Lleó, Francisco Almenar Quinzá, Antonio Gómez Davó, Vicente Traver Tomás
1942



This flatiron building with a curved front was designed during the Spanish Civil War (in 1935) but was built several years later. Although the architecture is eclectic, the building has the traditional skyscraper form--with a base (in two colors of marble), a shaft of brick with limestone trim, and a top, in this case an unusual cladding of colorful tiles--owing to the art nouveau or modernista influence from earlier in the 20th century.
 

The classical base in marbles with engaged columns;
the beginning of the shaft in red brick

 

Elaborate limestone decoration and undulating wrought iron balconies

 

The unusual top with tile in floral designs

Left and center: note too the crowning limestone sculpture--with an open winged bat at the very top.

 

The top story and the shaft with decorative limestone moldings and embellishments








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