First National Bank -- Fort Smith AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 23.247 W 094° 25.521
15S E 370546 N 3916943
Quick Description: The city historic marker for the First National Bank in downtown Fort Smith AR
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2015 7:16:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMN8MZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
Views: 1

Long Description:
The city-sponsored historic marker for the First National Bank recalls the history of this impressive building in downtown Fort Smith AR.

The marker reads as follows:

"FIRST NATIONAL BANK

In 1888, First National Bank built its first bank building, a modest two-story brick building at South Sixth and Garrison. A few years into the 20th century, bank president Samuel MacLeod ordered plans drawn up for what would be the tallest building in Fort Smith to replace the old bank. The new building would utilize the most modern designs to ensure customer comfort, efficiency of operation and the protection of deposits. The landmark eight-story First National Bank building opened January 31, 1910, the lobby awash in white marble, electric lights and ceiling fans, the custom tile floor accessorized with heavy brass spittoon's. One hundred years later, First National Bank remained our largest financial institution and the second oldest bank in Arkansas."
History of Marker:
Placed by the city of Fort Smith 2003


Link to Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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