New Bedford in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
As you gaze across Water Street toward the eight-pillar institution, compare closely what you see in the photograph with what stands here today. Built in 1831, the building was designed by architect Russell Warren. For 61 years the building housed two banks-Merchants Bank on the right and Mechanics Bank on the left. The prosperous whaling elite walked their money through the right door, while humble shopkeepers and skilled tradespeople marched their money through the left.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 41° 38.138′ N, 70° 55.381′ W. Marker is in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Williams Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bedford MA 02740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centre Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Whaling's Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mariner's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Viking (within shouting New Bedford Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Seamen’s Bethel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Seamen's Bethel (about 300 feet away); A Tribute of Respect to Enterprising Whalemen (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bedford.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.