One of the series of signs describing historical places in Paris. The signs were placed starting in 1992 and are also called sucettes Starck (Starck’s Lollipops) after Philippe Starck who designed them.
The sign describes the place where the Crédit Foncier de France bank stood, an institution that specialized in providing loans for real estate transactions.
The building was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image
The illustration in the center of the sign is shown here at magnification Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris] History of Paris Credit Loan Bank of France
On land sold in 1719 by Guillaume Leduc, the two hotels occupied since 1854 and 1858 by Crèdit Landaire were built. Tannevot built them, that of the 15th for the farmer general Louis-Philippe Des Vieux, former director of the Compagnie des Indes, that of 17-19 for François Castanier, also director of the Compagnie des Indes. Authorized by decree of March 28, 1852 under the name of Paris Land Bank, the Crédit Foncier de France was originally a company of lenders taking mortgage pledges on the real estate properties of its borrowers.
[illustration of the building]
Its powers were extended in 1860 to loans to municipalities and departments, then to various operations of national interest allocated by the State.