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Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First National Bank of Glendale Building

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. First National Bank of Glendale Building Marker
Inscription.  This structure was built in 1909 as the north half of the Hotchkiss building. It was a pool hall prior to 1918, when C. H. Tinker (Mayor 1918-20) purchased and remodeled it for his Security State Bank which he renamed The First National Bank of Glendale, when it became the city's first federally chartered bank. He added the terra cotta façade, the oldest in the Salt River Valley. It was a Valley National Bank Branch from 1924-48. From 1948-60 it was a Salt River Project office. It remains the best local example of its new-classical revival style and Glendale's only unaltered historic commercial facade.

Restored in 1984 by E. L. "Gene" Coffinger.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 33° 32.297′ N, 112° 11.106′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on North 58th Drive south of West Glendale Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6838 North 58th Drive, Glendale AZ 85301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. First National Bank of Glendale Building
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Coury Building (within shouting distance of this marker); C. L. Gillett Block/Glendale State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sine Brothers Hardware Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphrey and Davidson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Glendale's Towering Flagstaff (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William J. Murphy (about 400 feet away); Hine Building (about 500 feet away); Robert W. Cole Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. First National Bank of Glendale Building
Two Markers to the right of entrance.
Upper Plaque:
Downtown Glendale
Historic
Restoration Achievement Award No. 1
Lower Plaque:
National Register of Historic Places
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
4. First National Bank of Glendale Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on April 23, 2021, by Richard D. Coffinger of Glendale, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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