San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old San Antonio National Bank Building
This structure was built to house the San Antonio National Bank, organized by George W. Brackenridge and others in 1866 as the first federally chartered banking institution in the city. Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz, a New York architect, designed the building using limestone mined from area quarries. Completed in 1886, it served as the fourth structure for the bank. The Victorian design features Moorish arches, ornate ironwork, and a decorative southeast corner tower. The bank occupied the facility until 1970.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3804.)
Location. 29° 25.463′ N, 98° 29.42′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on Commerce Street between Navarro and St. Marys Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Staacke Brothers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Old Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Building Bowen's Island (about 500 feet away); Old Mill Crossing (about 500 feet away); San Antonio Casino Club Building (about 600 feet away); San Antonio River Indian Springs (about 600 feet away); Padre Damian Massanet's Table (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
Regarding Old San Antonio National Bank Building. The building is now known as the Maloney Building.
Also see . . . George Washington Brackenridge. (Submitted on May 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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