Society for Savings (1893)

July 7th, 2011 Posted in Banks, Hartford, Renaissance Revival

The former Society for Savings building, at 31 Pratt Street in Hartford, was that bank’s third sucessive building on the same site. Organized in 1819, Society for Savings was the state’s first mutual savings bank. Its first building was constructed in 1834, the second in 1860, and the present structure in 1893. It has since been altered: the ground floor during an interior renovation in 1927 and the upper floors in 1957, when architect Sherwood F. Jeter departed drastically from the Renaissance Revival style of the first floor. Society for Savings merged with Bank of Boston Connecticut in 1993 and the old building remained closed for over a decade. More recently, it has become the Society Room of Hartford, which takes advantage of the grand 1926 interior, an ornate space designed by Denison & Hirons with ornamental plaster work by Anthony DiLorenzo and murals by H.T. Schladermundt.

  1. 7 Responses to “Society for Savings (1893)”

  2. By W Pollock on Feb 18, 2013

    When the Society went public in 1983-84 what was the stock offered for to than depositors?

  3. By Nancy A Sherman on Apr 25, 2013

    When I was in elementary school we had a program for saving money and after I got out of school I lost my bank book and couldn’t find it. I went to the comptroller’s office but they couldn’t find any record of my having an account. I have been trying to find out how to get my money but have come up with nothing. I would like to know how I can go about getting money that is owed to me through this old bank account? Thank you Nancy A Sherman

  4. By Pat Shimkus on Jun 1, 2013

    What was the first name of a Mr. Smith at Society for Savings in the 60’s and 70’s.He was in the mortgage lending or CEO.Can’t remember.Thank You

  5. By janet a knowlton on Apr 5, 2015

    I have an old passbook for society for savings from school account I had as child I have the actual passbook, andwanted to know more about this account..a response woul be appreciated

  6. By Arthur on Nov 17, 2015

    My sisters and brothers along with myself attending Mary M Hooker Elementary and have a Society for Savings passbook. Who can I contact to receive the monies owed us. If you can please provide the information needed it would be appreciated . Thank you.

  7. By Robert L. Austin Sr on Jan 24, 2017

    I have a old passbook from when i was a child and living in Hartford. Who can i see or contact about the savings passbook.

  8. By Chris O'Neil on Mar 10, 2017

    06/26/1969 My Craig William O’Neil and I sealing a time capsule at Society for Savings Bank with the president of the bank, Benjamin Terry and Mayor Ann Ucello to celebrate SOS’s 150th Anniversary.

    Anyone know where this time capsule ended up? We were supposed to open it after 50 years which would be in 2019.

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