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Twin Falls in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Farmers' and Merchants' Bank

(Inkley's)

 
 
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. Farmers' and Merchants' Bank Marker
Inscription.  In 1908 when James L. Milner needed to house his Farmers and Merchants' Bank, he purchased Turner and Shane's clothing and furnishing store at Park Avenue and A Street. By 1918, Milner had transformed the store into one of Idaho's best-equipped banks. Bricks now covered the original lava and stone exterior, and inside, fixtures of Mexican onyx, and Italian marble complimented the modernization. In 1927, Milner's bank became the final location of Anderson Brothers Bank, the city's oldest lending institution and its successor, First Security Bank of Idaho with whom Minnie Gibson Hitt began and ended her well-respected career as Idaho Falls' first woman banker.
 
Erected by City of Twin Falls.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 43° 29.552′ N, 112° 2.443′ W. Marker is in Twin Falls, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and A Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Avenue. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 396 Park Avenue, Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Odd Fellows (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor's Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Rock Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Rock Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prisoners of War in Idaho Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upper Snake River Valley Irrigation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagle Rock Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snake River Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Farmers' and Merchants' Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. Farmers' and Merchants' Bank Marker
The marker is at the corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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