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Millville in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The "Millville Bank" Historical Society Building

 
 
The "Millville Bank" Historical Society Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. The "Millville Bank" Historical Society Building Marker
Inscription.  
The Millville Bank was built in 1857. It was the city's first banking institution, chartered by the New Jersey legislature. The masonry building was expanded in 1883.

When the bank moved to a larger site in 1908, the building became the Millville Library and Reading Room (later the Millville Public Library). The building underwent some Colonial Revival updates, including the replacement of the front elevation doors and windows in 1942.

From 1963 through 1975, the City used the building as a Baby Keep Well Center, adding some interior partitions and bathrooms. The Millville Historical Society began leasing the property in 1977, and restored the building. The Historical Society is currently using the original banking space as its archives and reading room. In 2009-2010 the building's standing seam metal roof was restored and a Preservation Plan was developed to guide the building's restoration and on-going maintenance.

This building has historical significance as the first bank chartered in Millville as well as the long-time home of the public library. The building is also architecturally significant as an
The "Millville Bank" Historical Society Building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. The "Millville Bank" Historical Society Building
unusual high-style representation of the Greek Revival style with Italianate detailing.

The property was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in November 1976 and on the National Register of Historic Places in November 1980.
 
Erected by City of Millville, New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 23.729′ N, 75° 2.215′ W. Marker is in Millville, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street (New Jersey Route 47) and East Main Street (New Jersey Route 49), on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 N 2nd St, Millville NJ 08332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Joseph Buck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Springsteadah Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted Glassworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Millville Plant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gunnery Practice Over The Atlantic (approx. 2˝ miles away); C-23 Sherpa (approx. 2˝ miles away); A-4F Skyhawk (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millville.
 
Informational sign with QR code image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
3. Informational sign with QR code
National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
4. National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 25, 2021