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Saratoga State Bank

14421 Big Basin Way

 
 
Saratoga State Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2013
1. Saratoga State Bank Marker
Inscription. This Classic Revival brick building was Saratoga’s first bank. It was designed by the architectural firm of Wolfe & McKenzie around 1912. Bank founders include Dr. Hogg, a local investor; Charles Blaney, who established Blaney Plaza at the Village entrance; and other community leaders.

The bank became the Garden City Bank in 1917. It was later a Bank of America, until 1958 when it moved to a new location up the street.

This building has also served as a real estate office and an insurance office. In 1971, it became a bar known as The Bank.
 
Location. 37° 15.531′ N, 122° 1.962′ W. Marker is in Saratoga, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Big Basin Way (California Route 9), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14421 Big Basin Way, Saratoga CA 95070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saratoga World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Saratoga (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John C. Hutchinson Building (about 600 feet away); Site of Martin McCarty's Toll Gate (about 600 feet away); Hutchinson /Cloud-Smith Store/Samuel Cloud House
Saratoga State Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2013
2. Saratoga State Bank Marker
The marker is between the two windows on the left.
(about 700 feet away); McCarthy Building (about 700 feet away); Grover House (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Madronia Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saratoga.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Entrance to The Bank image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2013
3. Entrance to The Bank
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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