Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

First National Bank, Verona

First National Bank of Verona

A rich-looking little bank dripping with terra-cotta ornaments on the façade. It later became the headquarters of the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood, a fraternal society whose membership “is open to anyone over 18 years of age (or their spouse) whose ancestry can be traced to the eastern Aegean Greek islands of Icaria or Fournoi.”(1) These two islands made up an independent country, the Free State of Icaria, for a few months in 1912—which, by an odd coincidence, is the year this bank was built. The Pan-Icarian Brotherhood was founded in Verona; it now has a number of other chapters around the country.

1893—The First National Bank—1912
Pan-Icarian Brotherhood

Map showing the location of the building.

Cameras: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS; Kodak EasyShare Z1285.


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