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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First National Bank Building

 
 
First National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. First National Bank Building Marker
Inscription. In 1900, two years after the Santa Fe Railway extended its tracks from Amarillo to Canyon City, rancher and banker L.T. Lester established the Stockman's National bank; it became First National Bank of Canyon City in 1904. Lester commissioned St. Louis architect R.G. Kirsch, designer of the Randall County courthouse, to design this showplace bank building. It was completed in 1909 and provided space for the bank as well as other commercial enterprises. The bank moved out in 1951, and over the years other businesses occupied the space. The Neoclassical structure remains a commercial landmark. It features Doric columns and pilasters, a dentil course, and stone coping and window surrounds.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2005

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14757.)
 
Location. 34° 58.786′ N, 101° 55.734′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street and 4th Avenue (Texas Highway 217), on the right when traveling south on 15th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 15th Street, Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
First National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. First National Bank Building Marker
this marker. Randall County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Randall County (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smith Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randall County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); "The Canyon News" (about 400 feet away); Presbyterian Church Building (about 500 feet away); City of Canyon (about 600 feet away); The Little House of Fellowship (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
First National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. First National Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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