“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Citizens and Southern Bank

Citizens and Southern Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 29, 2015
1. Citizens and Southern Bank Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1921 by R.R. Wright, Sr., who was born of slave parents, this bank was noted for serving the financial needs of Black customers. It survived the Great Depression and later established offices throughout the city.
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.681′ N, 75° 10.381′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of S 19th Street and South Street on S 19th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Knights of Pythias (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marian Anderson (about 700 feet away); John Page Nicholson (about 700 feet away); George Gordon Meade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercy Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2012 Delancey Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Tribune (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 60 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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