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In the year of the stock market crash (1929) this 10-story granite and limestone tower was built in Quincy Center for $400,000. It was built in a modernistic style that evoked a feeling of progress and prosperity in the bank's affairs. I like the simplicity of its vertical lines and the fact that all roads and pedestrian walkways in the Center lead you to this imposing art deco structure. The architectural firm responsible for the design was the well-known J. Williams Beal Sons of Boston with the contractor being L. P. Soule & Son Co. Beal Sons had previously designed the Adams Building, the Bethany Church and other superb buildings designed in various styles. The Bank of Boston is the present banking tenant and there are many unoccupied floors for lease . . . looking for space anyone?