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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fifth Third Bank

 
 
Fifth Third Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
1. Fifth Third Bank Marker
Inscription.  This building was built in the late 1870ís or early 1880ís. In 1888, it housed the agricultural implements repository but in 1893, it was a boarding house. In 1903, Marshall Neely operated a hotel here (sic) it was purchased in 1908 by a Mr. Mays. His wife ran the hotel and he ran a delivery-ice wagon from Nashville to Franklin. The hotel had both a dentist and a modernly-equipped ladiesí parlor. It remained the Mays Hotel until well into the 1930ís.

During the 1940ís and 1950ís Oscar Godwin operated the popular Red Grill Restaurant at this location. Locals remember it as a colorful place where the cook rang the dinner bell on the sidewalk each day and where scarce items such as cigarettes and silk stockings could be purchased during World War II.

Various retail businesses were located here during the 1960ís and 1970ís. In 1883, Gordon Inman purchased and renovated the building. It housed the offices of Inman Realtors until 1989, when Franklin National Bank opened on this site. On June 14 2001 it became the Fifth Third Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 2001.
 
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35° 55.53′ N, 86° 52.111′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on E Main Street near Public Square, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Public Square, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Guns/Franklin Public Square During The Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); March To Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Maury-Darby Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Fifth Third Bank at NW corner of Public Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2019
2. Fifth Third Bank at NW corner of Public Square
The marker is on the E Main Street side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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