Comanche National Bank

The growing ranching and equestrian community around Cool, Texas, 42 miles west of Fort Worth, was the impetus for a new branch of Comanche National Bank. As a result, the mostly-rural nature of the clientele dictated a different atmosphere and site plan from a typical urban bank. The free-standing building is clad with indigenous reddish-brown millsap stone. Storefront windows and a standing-seam metal roof add to the home-grown look of the structure. Security was a top priority with a true vault, a secure safety deposit room and “buzz-in” electronic lobby doors. With much of the local population employed in the ranching, horse, and oil and gas businesses, the four drive-thru lanes, ATM lane and turn-around areas are wide enough to accommodate wide-load pick-up trucks and trailers.