Signs of the Time
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
óNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior ó
In 1899 the Third District Court of Bristol County took over the space and used it until 1914. After a succession of tenants, it was reopened as a bank again in the 1970s. Fleet Bank donated the building to the Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) in 1994. When New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park was established in 1996, WHALE donated the old bank to the American people to serve s the parkís visitor center.
Between 1914 and 1975, the “old bank” had various tenants, including a fraternal order and antique shop. In the 1950s and 1960s it housed Johnsonís Auto Parts Store, and what is now the adjacent garden was a parking lot.
Location. 41° 38.13′ N, 70° 55.452′ W. Marker is in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Williams Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 William Street, New Bedford MA 02740, United States of America.
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Also see . . . New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park - National Park Service. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 3, 4. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.