The historic local bank is a reliable feature of many North Carolina towns. As banks have accommodated such modern conveniences as ATMs, drive-through lanes, and on-line banking, many of these magnificent structures no longer serve their original purpose, and yet retain intrinsic cultural value. This film tells the story of the Bank of Smithfield (currently First Citizens Bank) and the roles its historic buildings have played in Smithfield and in five neighboring communities.
Wendy Redfield has lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1998. She is a registered architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University. Her interests include architecture’s ability to nurture relationships between people and the places they call home through maintaining continuity. Wendy is currently pursuing a Certificate in Documentary Arts at the Center for Documentary Studies. Through the medium of documentary film, she plans to promote architectural and urban discourse between and among design professionals and the general public.
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