Safford in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Arizona Bank & Trust Company
On May 28, 1921, the general public was invited to view the fine interior. It featured gray marble, oak cabinets and facilities that included storage vaults, safety deposit boxes and rooms for patrons to conduct business.
At one time, banks were located on three corners of this intersection. The Depression caused the Arizona Bank & Trust to close it's offices in Safford, Pima and Thatcher late in 1923.
After a period of vacancy, the Valley National Bank (Gila Valley Bank) occupied the building from the 1930's to the 1950's. Many businesses have inhabited the site since that time, including Kimball and Greenhalgh Insurance, Brinkerhoff Realty, Richards Music and Holladay's Photo Emporium. Private offices have been located upstairs. The original interior remained intact for many years
The upper northwest corner still boasts its rod and light. Before radios were invented, this was used to notify the local police officer that he was needed at the station.
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Erected by City of Safford.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 32° 49.994′ N, 109° 42.743′ W. Marker is in Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 West Main Street, Safford AZ 85546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Womans Club of Safford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Safford City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Graham County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Mormon Pioneers' Arrival in Salt Lake Valley - Sesquicentennial Plaque (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spencer W. Kimball Childhood Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Solomon (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gila Valley Bank (approx. 4.9 miles away); First Home of Eastern Arizona College (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Safford.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.