I drive past this Bank of the West branch everyday on my way to and from work. It’s mid-century design frequently catches my eye as I drive past. According to this San Jose Mercury article on the 50th anniversary of the building, the postcard introducing this branch of First National Bank of San Jose in 1963 said “A space-age bank for a space-age community”. Funny how a design intended to be futuristic in 1963 is nostalgic in 2014.
A bit more history on the building at recentpast.org.