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Somerville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Former Second National Bank

1 West Main St

 

— 1914 —

 
Second National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 26, 2013
1. Second National Bank Marker
Inscription.  Banking has been conducted on this corner since c. 1857. This beaux arts building of terra cotta brick was designed by local architect Jay C. Van Nuys. It replaced a brick bank structure that was moved to 23 South Bridge Street
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 40° 34.075′ N, 74° 36.719′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Main St and S. Bridge St. on Main St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 W Main St, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Somerset County Court House Green (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville (about 400 feet away); Former Public Library (about 500 feet away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (about 500 feet away); Somerset Hotel (about 600 feet away);
Former Second National Bank image. Click for full size.
By Doran Howitt, February 26, 2013
2. Former Second National Bank
Too bad the terra cotta has been painter over...
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National Guard Armory (about 700 feet away); Ruth St. Denis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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