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Novato in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Novato Bank

826 Grant Avenue

 
 
Novato Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. Novato Bank Marker
Inscription. Originally this site was occupied by a meat market and the first Novato Bank was housed temporarily in a wooden structure reportedly located on the east side of Grant Avenue. The Novato Bank was built in 1913 by the property owner, Frank Silva. The Bank served ranchers, merchants and home builders, and most of its stockholders were residents of the Novato area.
The adjoining building to the west first served as a drugstore. From 1934 to 1951, the U.S. Post Office occupied the west building, and in 1960, it served as the first City Hall, until the City moved to the Presbyterian Church on Sherman Avenue in 1963.
The Novato Bank business was sold to Central Valley Bank, which moved its operations to 1311 Grant Avenue and is now the Bank of the West. The Silva family still owes the building, and it is utilized as a retail space.
 
Erected by Novato Historical Guild.
 
Location. 38° 6.432′ N, 122° 34.043′ W. Marker is in Novato, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Grant Avenue near Sherman Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 826 Grant Avenue, Novato CA 94945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Novato Bank Building (here, next to this marker);
The former Novato Bank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. The former Novato Bank and Marker
This marker is on the right side of the building.
DeBorba's (a few steps from this marker); Scott General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Fashion Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Druids Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Druid's Hall/ Loustaunau's Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Novato's First Railroad Station (about 400 feet away); (Novato) City Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Novato.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The former Novato Bank image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
3. The former Novato Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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