Gene Leedy – Cape Canaveral
ChronoPoints at the University of Central Florida laser scanned Sarasota School architect Gene Leedy's First National Bank of Cape Canaveral.
Gene Leedy, Sarasota School, First National Bank of Cape Canaveral, Laser Scanning, UCF, Chronopoints
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Gene Leedy – Cape Canaveral

Gene Leedy Bank 2018
Gene Leedy Bank 2018
ChronoPoints team members Walters & Adams with Leica P40 scanner.
ChronoPoints team members Walters & Adams with Leica P40 scanner.
Laser scan of the east facade
Laser scan of the east facade
Grayscale intensity scan - east facade
Grayscale intensity scan - east facade
Note the Double T beams
Note the Double T beams
Image: Space Coast Modern
Image: Space Coast Modern. Note addition of a third floor.
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City of Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Laser Scanning

 

 

Opening in February 1964, the First National Bank of Cape Canaveral officers looked toward a prosperous Project Apollo influenced future for the newly founded City of Cape Canaveral just north of Cocoa Beach.  Bank President Charles O. Andrews, Jr. & building committee chairman William Wisley engaged Sarasota School architect Gene Leedy to design a visionary structure.  Leedy utilized what would become one of his signature features, double-T prestressed precast concrete beams. Given the area’s rapid development due to activities at nearby Cape Kennedy Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center, the building was constructed as a two-story structure with the potential to support an additional floor when needed (see drawing in the gallery).  Sam Powell Construction of Leesburg, FL would serve as the construction company.

Please contact us if you have any photographs of the building from the 1960s or 1970s.  Please visit Space Coast Modern on Facebook for additional images of 1960s Brevard.


We would like to thank Wells Fargo and Westgate Resorts for their permission to scan the former First National Bank of Cape Canaveral.