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Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Citizens National Bank Building

1913

 
 
Citizens National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. Citizens National Bank Building Marker
Inscription. The Citizens National Bank Building stands as Glenwood Springs landmark.

The Citizens Building and Improvement Company was founded in 1910. Construction of the Citizens National Bank Building began in January, 1913. The building was completed on October 1st of the same year at a cost of $50,000.

The building's exterior was constructed of tan brick and detailed with carved limestone capitals. Chicago-style, double hung windows were placed in the upper floors and blue smoked glass tiles were installed in the Eighth Street sidewalk. These original details remain today.

The interior of the building was embellished with mosaic tile floors, a wall of Colorado Yule marble, decorative ceilings, and an elegant stairway, making the building one of the most opulent in Glenwood Springs.

In 2001, the current owners of the building and WestStar Bank began extensive rehabilitation of the building. The building is owned by NCB Building, LLC and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places for the State of Colorado.
 
Location. 39° 32.796′ N, 107° 19.497′ W. Marker is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Avenue (Colorado Route 82) and 8th Street, on the right when
Citizens National Bank (Vectra Bank) Building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. Citizens National Bank (Vectra Bank) Building
traveling south on Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Delaplane, Father of Colorado Mountain College (within shouting distance of this marker); "The First National Bank Building" (within shouting distance of this marker); Healthy Atmosphere Rehabilitated Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Immigrants Found Future in Colorado (within shouting distance of this marker); When Snow Slides Closed the Canyon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hotel Glenwood (within shouting distance of this marker); And Devereux Said Unto Glenwood, "Let There Be Light" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood Springs.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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