Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Greenville Building and Loan Association
The original directors were Thomas Jefferson Gee, I. Popper, Ira D. Wyse, T. E. Byrd, Ephraim W. Briscoe, Frank P. Alexander, and Asher Mandelbaum. Many of the first directors and stockholders were individuals who had migrated to Greenville and became active leaders in its early development. Their belief in the town's potential was reflected in the establishment of the association, the second oldest continuing thrift institution in the state.
In the mid-1930s, during the height of the nation's economic depression, the directors successfully converted the association to a federal mutual savings and loan institution. Renamed Centennial Savings Bank in 1983, when it became a federally-chartered savings bank, the institution has continued to reflect the community support advocated by its founders.
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7795.)
Location. 33° 8.403′ N, 96° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Lee St, Greenville TX 75401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Greenville Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Christian Church (about 600 feet away); Hunt County's First Railroad (about 600 feet away); 1929 Hunt County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hunt County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.