Heritage District Bank of Gilbert, Gilbert Arizona
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N 33° 21.284 W 111° 47.366
12S E 426549 N 3690892
Quick Description: This historical plaque recognizes the building as the Bank of Gilbert in Gilbert Arizona
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 7:35:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMKTEC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
This plaque in the heritage District of the Town of Gilbert recognizes the building as the original Bank of Gilbert. Engraved in bronze with a picture of the bank and Abe Cosby, the founder and Bill Anderson, a board member. The plaque reads:
Heritage District
The Bank of Gilbert
The bank of Gilbert was built in 1917. One of the men instrumental in the creation of the bank was Abe Cosby (pictured below on right) who came to Gilbert to invest in land and open a real estate office. Bill Andersen, (shown of left) one of the bank's board members, was also part of the first Gilbert pioneering family that settled on a homestead in 1891. The bank safe that was built in the middle of the bank still exists in the building and was even used to deliver a baby in the 1970's. In 1989 the bank building became an Allstate Insurance agency. But has also served as a drugstore, restaurant and doctor's office.
Presented by Gilbert Leadership Class xx 2012, a program of
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
Marker Name: Heritage District The Bank of Gilbert

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

Year placed: 2012

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