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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 12,000 FDIC-insured institutions at the end of 1995. In 2015, that number stands at just under 6,700.
Although the number of banks has shrunk, many of the buildings that used to house banks or 1 of their branches have managed to remain standing. Here are 11 old bank buildings that have been repurposed while preserving pieces of their histories.