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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Commercial Bank Building

 
 
Commercial Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
1. Commercial Bank Building Marker
Inscription.  
Built ca. 1836, this structure, a National Historic Landmark, is a fine example of the Greek Revival style. A Banker’s House attached to the rear insured security & gives the structure an unusual and practical plan.
 
Erected 1976 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 31° 33.675′ N, 91° 24.302′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Canal Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Main Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intersection of Main and Canal Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of Main and Wall streets (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Natchez Burning"
Commercial Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
2. Commercial Bank Building
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intersection of State and South Canal streets (about 500 feet away); William Johnson House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The William Johnson House (about 500 feet away); Bluff Park - Playground for the City (about 500 feet away); Adams County Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
Regarding Commercial Bank Building. National Register of Historic Places #74002252.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commercial Bank and Banker's House. Wikipedia entry:
The Commercial Bank was chartered in 1833, and this unique building was constructed soon afterward. For security reasons, it was designed to contain both the bank and the banker's residence. Levin R. Marshall, who lived at the suburban Natchez Richmond estate, helped found the bank and was president for a number of years. The bank portion of the building has seen a variety of uses over its period of existence, including as a Christian Science center in the 1970s. (Submitted on April 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Commercial Bank, Natchez. Preservation in Mississippi website entry:
While other structures in Mississippi
Commercial Bank Building (<i>north corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
3. Commercial Bank Building (north corner view)
are strong examples of Greek Revival, the use of grey marble, along with the interplay between the Ionic portico and unadorned façade, imparts a clarity and austerity of design rarely found in antebellum commercial architecture. (Submitted on April 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Commercial Bank Building (<i>front column detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
4. Commercial Bank Building (front column detail)
Banker's House (<i>attached to back/south side of Commercial Bank building; view from Canal St.</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
5. Banker's House (attached to back/south side of Commercial Bank building; view from Canal St.)
Commercial Bank Building NHL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, May 27, 2017
6. Commercial Bank Building NHL Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6. submitted on May 27, 2017. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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