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Titusville Trust Company, 1919

 
 
Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker
Inscription. "There are few bank buildings in America which equal this in permanence and quality of construction..." remarked architect Arthur Zimm. The Titusville Herald reported that "...few were prepared for the beauties revealed when its doors were thrown open..."

The building featured specially selected types of marble, cork floors for the tellers, broad windows to "provide the best of ventilation," and a vault "equipped with every known burglar proof and safety device." Alfred Valiant painted the ceiling mural showing oil industry history around his memorial portrait of Edwin Drake. The basement housed a tonsorial parlor (barber shop), locker rooms, ice-making plant, fur storage room, elaborate chandeliers, manicure and hair dressing rooms, and public bath parlors.

James Curtis McKinney, former head of the Titusville Iron Works, founded the Titusville Trust Company and served as its first president.
 
Location. 41° 37.582′ N, 79° 40.476′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from West Spring Street 0.1 miles east of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Titusville Oil Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Oil Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. 0.4 miles away); John A. Mather (approx. 0.4 miles away); Titusvillia Drakei Caster (approx. half a mile away); John William Heisman (approx. half a mile away); Byron D Benson (approx. half a mile away); Roberts Torpedo (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Titusville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
<i>Titusville Trust Co., W. Spring Street, Titusville, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Technor Bros., Inc., circa 1922
3. Titusville Trust Co., W. Spring Street, Titusville, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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