Rolt Heights [82,10]
Broke Bank is an old bank located in the suburb of Rolt Heights along the border with Rhodenbank to the north. If the presence of banks is a sign of prosperity, then Rhodenbank was once a thriving community in the early 1920s. A solid bank building stood on the corner of almost every downtown street in those days. One of the finest buildings was this two-storey brick structure built in 1921-1922 by the firm Johnston & Broke Company, naming this particular building the Broke Bank.
High along the top edge of the building, the remains of an elaborate frieze are still visible. The front façade once featured attached, square brick columns and Corinthian-style capitals. Brick arches with a contrasting raised keystone topped each of the tall first floor windows. The first and second floor west windows were shaded with stripped awnings popular at the time. The west rear door once featured a shallow, roofed porch. The unpaved streets were lined with beautiful cluster lights and tall trees. The building remains a noteworthy example of early Malton architecture. It has been occupied by the Malton Bank company since 1972.
The bank remained a part of Rhodenbank's commercial district and was one of the suburb's two remaining banks by the turn of the century. The bank had remained open up until the "Malton Incident", as zombies were bad for business and the bank staff evacuated along with many other local residents. These days survivors are known to make paper airplanes out of the scattered £100 notes notes lying around the bank's vault and people shouldn't be startled to find a small fortune in paper airplanes scattered about the bank's main floor.
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This building should be Extremely Heavily barricaded at all times. This is in accordance with the mutually supported Rolt Heights Barricade Plan set forth in agreement with local survivor groups. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors.
It should be noted that as no specific survivor group monitors nor maintains the barricades associated with this barricade plan, so therefore it is not considered to be enforced. As such, survivors should always expect to find the barricades set at varying levels depending on the survivors inside the building. For the most part though, survivors should always expect to find this building over-barricaded rather than under-barricaded simply due to survivor nature.
November 15th, 2009 - building is VHB with no gen. A decent rest and jumping off point into southwestern Rhodenbank for survivors. --OO Willie 15:02, 15 November 2009 (UTC)