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There are several spectacular wedding
and reception venues throughout
Harford County, many with historic
architecture providing the traditional
backdrop for the special event:
Swan
Harbor Farm, Rockfield Manor
and
The Liriodendron.
The newest addition
to the list of repurposed historic buildings
is
La Banque de Fleuve,
in Havre de
Grace, with stunning views of the
Chesapeake Bay creating the romantic
background for a wedding and reception,
or other special occasions.
For more than fifty years
First National
Bank
was an important part of daily
life in Havre de Grace, before closing
its doors in 1958. Over the next few
decades the building would see several
different retail applications before
becoming vacant and ultimately up
for sale in 2008.
The Conits Group
selected Brian Thim of
Rita St. Claire
in Baltimore as the designer for
La
Banque.
Great care was taken to make
lighting and fixture selections that are
reminiscent of the early 20th century.
Rather than remove or replace, items
were restored or reused, highlighting
the magnificent craftsmanship and
design that went into the building
over one hundred years ago. This
included retaining many of the original
architectural features, including two
octagonal rooms with gas fireplaces,
high marble wainscot, ornamental
plaster and a mezzanine overlooking
the main room. The bank's vault
makes a perfect spotlight for a
wedding cake!
La Banque
de Fleuve
La Banque de Fleuve
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