Going “above and beyond” to create positive impact and community pride through the preservation of a historic downtown Naperville building.

Naperville Bank and Trust Branch
Naperville Bank & Trust
Naperville, IL

Wintrust Community Bank selected Wight & Company to provide construction management services for an interior build-out of a bank branch within a historic post office in downtown Naperville. The United States Postal Service (USPS) remained within the building and required that we construct the space to meet the USPS standards. As it is a historic building, we worked closely with the designer (Charles Vincent George Design Group) to preserve several of the interior and exterior components and incorporate them into the construction. Exterior ADA upgrades were also completed as part of the scope of work.

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Preserving History

Built in 1939, the historic post office building was a well-known fixture in downtown Naperville and required careful preservation. Highlights of the renovation included the creation of an open floor plan and a gallery-style lobby with a 14-foot ceiling and roof windows to provide additional light. The existing interior marble wainscot was reused and the original white oak windows were restored. Art Deco style lighting fixtures were installed and an art mural was commissioned by the government to be displayed over the new teller windows. New exterior landscaping and stonework was completed to match the historic façade of the building.