Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First National Bank of Grapevine, Texas
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Designed by nationally-known architect Walter W. Ahlschlager, the First National Bank of Grapevine was called the most modern country banking structure in Texas. This dramatic Art Deco (international-style) building was constructed in 1942 for $40,000 by Dallas builder S. J. Churchill under the direction of David E. Box, Sr., bank president. Ahlschlager designed. many significant buildings including the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee; the Roxy Theatre in New York City and the Mercantile National Bank building in Dallas. The bank's cosmopolitan design featured glass tile, aluminum and steel windows and doors, terrazzo floors, Minnesota Ruby Red granite entrance and a Texas Lueders limestone façade (now underneath a textured exterior coating sprayed on in the 1960s) The new building replaced Yates Dry Goods Store and the Farmers National Bank building. Its deep setback gave a new look to Main Street. On January 1, 1942, Tarrant County National Bank changed its_name to First National Bank of Grapevine, Texas. In 1957, Joseph N. Box succeeded his father as president and later purchased controlling interest in the
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1942.
Location. 32° 56.267′ N, 97° 4.707′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Worth Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 342 S Main Street, Grapevine TX 76051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood Automotive Building (a few steps from this marker); J. E. Foust & Son Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grapevine Masonic Lodge #288 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grapevine Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); Grapevine Home Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Grapevine's Liberty Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Tarrant County State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grapevine I.O.O.F. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapevine.
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