This is a slightly earlier bank than our last entry, this one dating from 1957 versus the 1964 construction date of 55 South Main Street. The design and emphasis behind the buildings is also different.
1010 Farmington Avenue, now a Sovereign Bank, has several entrances directly from the sidewalk, making this more a more commanding location with additional exterior design elements and a larger interior space to transact business. In comparison, the South Main bank is geared toward transactions via automobile with a small walk-in structure that can only be accessed through the parking lot.
The Farmington Avenue branch has a stripped classical brick facade with concrete detailing and large floor to ceiling windows that look out on the street in comparison to the cheaper reinforced concrete construction of 55 South Main. At the Sovereign Bank there is even a prominent side entrance accessed under a brick portico.