May 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank restored its landmark marquee above its main entrance at 15 Pleasant St. earlier this month.
The marquee has welcomed visitors into its doors for decades, and bank CEO Rick Wallis said restoring the marquee helps “celebrate the bank’s 141-year history while at the same time building for the bank’s future.” To complete the marquee restoration, Piscataqua Savings Bank worked with many local businesses and professionals.
A local metalsmith and craftsman repaired and replaced the years of wear and tear of the marquee’s statue grade bronze. The replacement bronze had to go through an aging process to match the original bronze. Glass Pro, Inc. provided replacement glass pieces that are fitted around the skirt of the canopy. Powder Coat Alternatives sandblasted and applied a clear powder coat. Pine Brook Corporation oversaw the whole project and hand-polished the metal for the perfect patina.
The Piscataqua Savings Bank board of trustees decided updating the building was necessary to improve customer access to services and create space for future growth. Piscataqua Savings is in first phase of the renovation to provide improved access to the upper floors and expand work space. Future plans include enhanced teller stations designed for an improved one-on-one customer experience.
Piscataqua Savings Bank, founded in 1877, is among the highest capitalized banks in the state. Visit www.piscataqua.com.
Read the original article from the Seacoast Online on May 10, 2018.