Banks of Fresno California

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Title

Banks of Fresno California

Subject

Bank of Central California (Fresno, Calif.) -- Photographs.; Bank of Italy (Fresno, Calif.) -- Photographs.; First National Bank (Fresno, Calif.) -- Photographs.; Fresno National Bank -- Photographs.; Peoples Savings Bank of Fresno -- Photographs.; Bank buildings -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Historic buildings -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 19th century -- Photographs.

Description

Untitled postcard containing five individual photographs of the five principal Fresno banks and their location. Fresno National Bank was organized on May 1, 1888 and located at the northwest corner of Tulare and J (Fulton) streets in a new three-story brick building erected at a cost of $70,000. It was purchased by the Bank of Italy on October 21, 1916. Peoples Savings Bank of Fresno was incorporated December 9, 1890 and opened for business in the Hughes Block on the northwest corner of Tulare and I (Broadway) streets. This three-story building was constructed by Thomas E. Hughes in 1888. First National Bank of Fresno was organized on March 16, 1885. In 1891 an ornate three-story building was built on the northeast corner of I (Broadway) and Mariposa streets. The bank occupied the ground floor, with professional offices on the upper floors. Bank of Central California was organized on February 21, 1887. The bank initially occupied this narrow two-story brick building on the south side of Mariposa Street, built for the bank by Louis Einstein, across the alley from Einstein's Pioneer Store, which faced H Street. Farmers Bank of Fresno was incorporated on March 8, 1882. Local history books do not identify the bank's initial location, but in 1889 the bank moved into a new three-story building on the corner of I (Broadway) and Mariposa streets. Mention of Fresno National Bank (now Bank of Italy) dates this postcard between 1916 when the transfer occurred and 1928 when the Bank of Italy changed its name to Bank of America. Some of the dates on this postcard don't seem to compare with any significant event.

Source

1 Photographic print (postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

between 1916 and 1928

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0126

Coverage

between 1916 and 1928

Files

frp0126a.jpg

Citation

“Banks of Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 2, 2023, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1773.

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