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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Prescott National Bank

 
 
Prescott National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
1. Prescott National Bank Marker
Inscription. The Prescott National Bank was organized by William Bashford, R.N. Fredericks and others in March, 1893. In October, 1900 Bank President Frank N. Murphy announced the construction of a new bank building on the "Old Wooster Block" at Prescott's "banking intersection" of Gurley and Cortez. The building was completed in January, 1902. Construction of yellow brick with stone accents, identical entrances on Gurley and Cortez Streets are each flanked by two sets of blue granite columns. The bank closed its doors on November 15, 1920. In 1922, Valley Bank consolidated with the First National Bank of Arizona and moved into the building. The use of this building as a bank ceased in 1957 when the building was converted to retail use. In 1998 the building changed hands for the first time in decades and was restored for use as professional offices.
 
Erected by Historic Preservtion Fund and the City of Prescott.
 
Location. 34° 32.519′ N, 112° 28.112′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Cortez Street and Gurley Street (Arizona Route 89), on the right when traveling north on Cortez Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Prescott National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, January 1, 2003
2. Prescott National Bank Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bank of Arizona and the Electric Buildings (a few steps from this marker); Bashford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Pythias Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Territorial Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Head Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (about 300 feet away); The Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away); Hassayampa Inn (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
More about this marker. The intersection of Gurley and Cortez Streets has historical markets on all four corners. Five more are in sight when standing at the corner of this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Prescott National Bank - Banknotes. Under national bank charter #4851, The Prescott National Bank issued currency. Here is a page with photographs. (Submitted on February 5, 2010, by Az $ of Atlanta, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Prescott National Bank National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Cavinato, July 27, 2009
3. Prescott National Bank National Register Marker
Prescott National Bank Building
1901 - 1902
This marker is on the Gurley Street side of the building around the corner on Cortez from the Prescott National Bank marker. They are only about ten feet apart from each other.
Photo on Marker - Prescott National Bank image. Click for full size.
By Sharlot Hall Museum Photo - c1940, circa 1940
4. Photo on Marker - Prescott National Bank
Postcard mailed in 1908, featuring the Prescott National Bank image. Click for full size.
circa 1908
5. Postcard mailed in 1908, featuring the Prescott National Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,217 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2010, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   3. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 8, 2009.   5. submitted on March 4, 2010, by Jack of Atlanta, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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