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5 historic bank buildings born again

Over the past 20 years, big banks have been gobbling up smaller institutions. According to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., there were more than 13,000 FDIC-insured institutions at the end of 1993. In 2013, that number stands just under 7,000.

While the number of banks has shrunk, many of the bank buildings that used to house the institution or one of their branches have managed to remain standing. Here are five old bank buildings that have been repurposed while preserving pieces of their histories.

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