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Cortez in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Montezuma Valley National Bank

1908

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
1. Montezuma Valley National Bank Marker
Inscription.  The first Cortez bank, the Montezuma Valley National Bank was constructed in 1908.

The building in constructed of native sandstone in a vernacular, commercial architectural theme with Classical Greek Revival details. Like the Stone Block building to the west, this structure was constructed by the Baxstrom brothers from stone quarried in Hartman Draw. The bank was originally started as a private bank in the Creighton Rauh office. On inauguration day 1933 the bank was closed, and operated in liquidation until 1937 when it was purchased by the Citizen's State Bank and operated until 1956. Basin Industrial Bank moved into the building in 1957 and continues to provide banking services.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 20.92′ N, 108° 35.096′ W. Marker is in Cortez, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 160) and North Market Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 East Main Street, Cortez CO 81321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Montezuma Valley National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
2. Montezuma Valley National Bank Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Duff Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson (Stone Block) Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nu-Way Western Wear (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma Title & Realty (within shouting distance of this marker); Office Outpost (J.C. Penney Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); E.R. Lamb Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortez.
 
Also see . . .  Montezuma Valley National Bank and Store Building National Register Registration Form. (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Montezuma Valley National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
3. Montezuma Valley National Bank Marker
Montezuma Valley National Bank building image. Click for full size.
Doug Kerr/Wikipedia
4. Montezuma Valley National Bank building
Former Montezuma Valley National Bank image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
5. Former Montezuma Valley National Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   5. submitted on November 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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