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Inverness in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Citizens Bank

114 W. Main Street

 
 
Citizens Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2014
1. Citizens Bank Marker
Inscription.  ”The Citizen's Bank” built this structure around 1912 and failed in the late 20’s. It was later occupied as: Vann's Drug Store, Bacon's Drug Store, Lanier's Drug Store, Culpepper's Drug Store, Bennett's Drug Store, Marshall's Drug Store. Over a period of time, the Inverness bus station was operated from these businesses. During the years of World War II (Dec. ‘41 thru Aug. ‘45), the owner would be notified that busloads of military recruits would be making a stop in Inverness for a meal and remained open after hours to accommodate the soldiers. As a drug store with a soda fountain, it was the place to bring your girl to buy her an ice cream sundae or a Coca-Cola. In the 1940's, Bennett's Drug Store also boasted a great cigar selection. It was later occupied by Damron's Auto Parts and numerous pub-type establishments. In 1991 two college friends, a businessman and a local coach, opened a sports themed restaurant known as Coach’s Pub and Eatery. As of the date of the plaque dedication, Coach’s remains a popular gathering place.
Donated by
Cecil & Wendy Everett and
City of Inverness
Dedicated November
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Erected 2008 by City of Inverness, Florida and Cecil & Wendy Everett.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWar, World II.
 
Location. 28° 50.166′ N, 82° 19.882′ W. Marker is in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Pine Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, at the southwest corner of the subject building, facing Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 West Main Street, Inverness FL 34450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dime Store (a few steps from this marker); The Bank of Inverness (a few steps from this marker); Inverness Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); 106 N. Pine Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dampier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 109 Courthouse Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Order of the Purple Heart (about 300 feet away); Female Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
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Citizens Bank Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2014
2. Citizens Bank Marker (wide view)
 Citizens Bank. City of Inverness, Florida, official dedication web page for this marker. (Submitted on October 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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