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

Citizens State Bank

(Standard Oil Distributorship) • circa 1933

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
1. Citizens State Bank Marker
Inscription.  

Around the turn of the century, this corner was a popular downtown hitching rail, a place where business patrons tied up their horses.

One of the earliest buildings on the property was the Herman building which stood near the southwest corner of the property. John Ashback built a garage and service station on the property in the late 1930's and operated a Standard Oil Distributorship. The location has also hosted the Kenyon Pontiac & Allis-Chalmers, Sunset Inn (owned by Mom and Pop Purcell), and the Cannon Ball Bus Station. The Bus Depot was located in the Sunset Inn. The Building was purchased by the Citizens State Bank in 1976, completely rebuilt combining architectural motifs of both the Spanish and Indian cultures.

[Photo caption reads]
The Herman building survived a devastating fire in 1898 which destroyed most of the buildings on the block.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 20.907′ N, 108° 35.176′ W. Marker is

Citizens State Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
2. Citizens State Bank Marker
in Cortez, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 160) and Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is in the covered entrance alcove. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 West Main Street, Cortez CO 81321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cortez Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshal W.G. Clucas Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Office Outpost (J.C. Penney Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson (Stone Block) Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) (within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Duff Mercantile (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldier's Homestead (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortez.
 
Also see . . .  About Four Corners Community Bank. (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Four Corners Community Bank, Citizens State Branch image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
3. Four Corners Community Bank, Citizens State Branch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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