City of Cape Canaveral, Florida
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.