Ohio Valley Bank
- In 1896, Ohio Valley Bank built an office on the corner of 2nd Avenue and State Street, the tallest building in Gallia County at the time. Over the next 120 years, the original OVB building changed hands many times before OVB purchased the building back with the intent to restore it. It would have been easier to tear the building down and start new, but Ohio Valley Bank chose to revitalize a key part of Gallipolis history. Design Collaborative joined forces with OVB to restore this historical building.The newly renovated building houses several offices and an executive’s area, a large community board room, and a variety of workspaces. There is also a kitchen and lounge area, as well as a patio rooftop that connects to the community board room. The project is a nod to the building’s rich history while offering modern conveniences for the staff and the community. The exterior of the building reflects the styles of the original, unique, 20th century storefronts, adding to the historic feel downtown.