FIRST - National Bank in the United States - Davenport, Iowa
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 41° 31.346 W 090° 34.561
15T E 702249 N 4599591
Quick Description: The First National Bank of Iowa was actually the FIRST National Bank created after the creation of the National Banking Act of 1863. Therefore it is the FIRST National Bank in the United States.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2007 11:23:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM1YK2
This building houses the very first "National Bank" in the United States. The National Banking Act of 1863 was passed and on June 29th, 18863 this bank was founded, the first of the many "First National Banks".
This building is actually the third building that the bank has been housed in - all located here in on the same site on 2nd St. in downtown Davenport and the bank has merged with US Bank. Today it is the only surviving building on this block of the Davenport Central Business District, and is surrounded by parking lots.
The building, designed in the Renaissance Revival style, has beautiful detailing and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location
Date of FIRST: 06/29/1863
More Information - Web URL: Not listed
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