Category Archives: Bank buildings

Bank of Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain, Mississippi is probably most widely known for being home to Blue Mountain College.  The former Bank of Blue Mountain on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main Street was established in 1905 when the bank purchased the site … Continue reading

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Royal Exchange Western Portico, London

The Royal Exchange was constructed 1841-1844 by Sir William Tite, and is listed as a grade 1 building per Historic England.  It is constructed of Portland stone, and the western portico features eight columns and sculptured figures in the typanum … Continue reading

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107-111 North Pearl Street

Another surviving Mesker Brothers storefront is located at 107-111 North Pearl Street, Natchez. The iron front was aded sometime between 1893-1897 according to the Sanborn maps for Natchez.  Mary Warren Miller, 1979, described the building: Two-story fourteen-bay brick commercial building … Continue reading

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Former First National Bank of Itta Bena

William Gatlin and Susan Tietz (2009) completed the nomination form for the Itta Bena Historic District, National Register of Historic Places, and indicated the former First National Bank Building would be among buildings eligible on its own.  The 1918-1919 Neo-Classical … Continue reading

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First National Bank of Graford

Graford is a small town in Palo Pinto County, Texas, with a estimated current population of 601 persons.  The town name comes from Graham and Weatherford–a fact I never knew before today (Handbook of Texas Online, Claudia Hazlewood, “GRAFORD, TX,” … Continue reading

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Former Bank of Itta Bena

The Bank of Itta Bena was chartered by Governor Longino in 1900 with a capital stock of $25,000 (Vicksburg Herald, 07 Jun 1900, p. 2).  In 1902, the bank let a contract for a $10,000 building “to be completed by fall” … Continue reading

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Former Bank of Moorhead

The history of this building was harder to track down than a dog walking through a river.  I was unable to locate any mention of the bank in the newspapers until 1909.  However, Dunbar Rowland came to the rescue with … Continue reading

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Bank of Indianola

The Bank of Indianola–when a bank still looked like a bank!  Built c. 1900, the two-story, two brick color commercial building features two crenellated towers, and the right is slightly taller than the left.  The first floor has two doors–my … Continue reading

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Sunflower Bank Building

The corner of Main Street and Court Avenue in Indianola, Mississippi is home to the former Sunflower Bank.  A fire–‘terrible conflagration’ in the terminology of the time, destroyed all but the 3 Faison’s brick stores, a dry goods emporium.  The … Continue reading

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Mystery Corner Building: Canton TX

I know what you might be thinking, or at least, what I would be thinking if I saw this building on a historic downtown square….huh?  But, since I love history in its many forms, and I really do love mid-century … Continue reading

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