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American Fork in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bank of American Fork

1993 National Register of Historic Places

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Bank of American Fork Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1905 on the northeast corner of the main intersection in the heart of American Fork's commercial district to house a bank established by Gay Lombard in July of 1891. This, the Bank of American Fork was the town's first full-service professional bank. It operated here until the mid-1930's when it was taken over and dissolved by the consolidated holding company only only to be later re-established in another location. The building here has since served as a retail store and office building.
Neo-Classical in style, the construction is of iron oxide bricks with wood columns, ionic and composite capitals, arches with limestone keystones, entablature, sills, brackets and extensive ornamental pressed metal trim. The original Bank of American Fork building here has retained most of its original fabric and is significant example of historic commercial architecture. Its presence along Main Street recalls the economic vitality of the early twentieth century.
 
Erected 1996 by American Fork Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings
Bank of American Fork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Bank of American Fork Marker
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. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1891.
 
Location. 40° 22.617′ N, 111° 47.907′ W. Marker is in American Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Center Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: American Fork UT 84003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic City Hall Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); American Fork City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrington Elementary School (about 400 feet away); First Free Public School (about 500 feet away); Fort Wall at American Fork (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of American Fork (about 800 feet away); The American Fork 2nd Ward Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Fork.
 
Bank of American Fork image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Bank of American Fork
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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