From Main St., the Bank of America branch, across from the Police Station, is impeccable in appearance, with only some modern signage, and an ATM, appended to what was the old Middletown National Bank building. The fact that it's surrounded by asphalt-covered parking lots is the topic for another post.
But the back of the building is another story. For the past year it's been marred by graffiti tags, and in the past two months those tags have exploded so that the building is covered. In an alley, which used to be a street, between the buildings and the Middle Oak parking garage, it's only seen by people like me who occasionally use the footpath as a shortcut between Court to College Street.
The good news is that Bank of America management have addressed the problem. Bank manager Barbara Segaline said that a security camera has been ordered, and once it's installed, hopefully within a month's time, the building will be repainted, and the area surrounding the former drive-up window will be landscaped to discourage taggers from leaving their mark.