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Titusville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Titusville Trust Company, 1919

 
 
Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker
Inscription.  "There are few bank buildings in America which equal this in permanence and quality of construction..." remarked architect Arthur Zimm. The Titusville Herald reported that "...few were prepared for the beauties revealed when its doors were thrown open..."

The building featured specially selected types of marble, cork floors for the tellers, broad windows to "provide the best of ventilation," and a vault "equipped with every known burglar proof and safety device." Alfred Valiant painted the ceiling mural showing oil industry history around his memorial portrait of Edwin Drake. The basement housed a tonsorial parlor (barber shop), locker rooms, ice-making plant, fur storage room, elaborate chandeliers, manicure and hair dressing rooms, and public bath parlors.

James Curtis McKinney, former head of the Titusville Iron Works, founded the Titusville Trust Company and served as its first president.
 
Erected by Oil Region Alliance and City of Titusville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location.
Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker
41° 37.582′ N, 79° 40.476′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from West Spring Street 0.1 miles east of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Titusville Oil Exchange: World's First (a few steps from this marker); Titusville Oil Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Site of Titusville Oil Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Corinthian Hall, 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Algrunix Building, 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second National Bank, 1865 (about 300 feet away); Jonathan Titus (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Titusville Trust Company Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 11, 2019
3. Titusville Trust Company Building
Titusville Trust Company Building Dedication Stone Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 11, 2019
4. Titusville Trust Company Building Dedication Stone Detail
<i>Titusville Trust Co., W. Spring Street, Titusville, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Technor Bros., Inc., circa 1922
5. Titusville Trust Co., W. Spring Street, Titusville, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on January 15, 2015.
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