The historic building that is home to Bank of America at the southwest corner of Laurens Street and Park Avenue is for sale, but the bank is not closing.
In fact, Bank of America recently re-upped its long-term lease on space in the building, according to Pat Cunning with Woodside Aiken Realty, which has listed the property. Simply, the real estate investment group which owns the building has put it on the market to attract a new owner.
“Bank of America is leasing the main level and has no plans to close,” Cunning said.
The building is roughly 21,000 square feet and was erected in 1911. It was once the home of Farmers and Merchants Bank, and is listed on the Aiken Historic Register as a landmark.
Approximately one-half of the second level is in need of major renovation, according to the property listing.
Its listing price is $775,000.
The building was once three separate structures and an alleyway, but, in 1965, Farmers and Merchants remodeled and “tied those buildings together, and that’s what you’ve got today,” said Wade Brodie, a former executive with Farmers and Merchants. Woodside Aiken Realty can be reached at 643-1899.