But on January 27, 1927, the branch had become part of another B of A predecessor,
Liberty Bank of America, and its address had changed to its current location at 1572 Sunset Blvd, according to Bank of
America historical records. More than three years later, on November 3, 1930, the branch at the southeast corner of Echo Park
and Sunset carried the Bank of America name.
Despite the many name
changes, all those banks were actually owned by Bank of America's corporate parent, already a bankging giant, called BancItaly
Corp. and later TransAmerica Corp. of San Francisco.
"Due to banking regulations and restrictions on branch banking at the time, the branch went through a series of name
changes that reflected the bank’s strategy at the time to establish a single unified branch banking system under the
title Bank of America NT & SA.," said David Mendoza, manager of the Bank of America Historical Collection in San Francisco.
While the bank building has
been expanded, it has retained its basic features, including prominent glass windows separated by faux columns and decorative
plaster work near the roof line.
courtesy of Bank of America. Used with permission.