Friday, April 08, 2005

Nickel and Dime Symbolism

The old Chipewa Trust Co., now Regions Bank, at Chipewa and Jefferson, has a facade that includes a series griffins carved across the top of the building. Griffins, of course, are the winged-lions of mythology. More striking, however, is the symbolism carved around the doorway. The entrance is flanked by Images of buffalo-head nickels and Mercury-head dimes a positioned above chalices. The Holy Grail be damned.

Thanks for the monetary tip from Mike H.