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National Bank of Chesapeake City

C. 1903

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. National Bank of Chesapeake City Marker
Inscription. The National Bank of Chesapeake City was built in 1903 by the John Banks family. The exterior is Port Deposit granite and the interior still houses the original bank vault and tin ceilings. This massive granite building is two bays wide and three deep with a two story entrance tower, perhaps to make it seem like a real cornerstone within the community.
This building remained an active bank for many years, from 1903 to 1986 when the County Bank moved to a larger property outside of town. It was donated to the town of Chesapeake city and for 20 years served as the town hall. In 2007 a full restoration was completed to open as a stained glass studio and many of the original features have been restored.
In front of the building is a large granite monument dedicated in 1918, to those who served in the armed services during the First World War.
 
Erected 2009 by Marin and Visser Families. (Marker Number B109.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.625′ N, 75° 48.747′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bohemia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City MD 21915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. National Bank of Chesapeake City
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); Brady-Rees House (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Smither's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cropper House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Colmary-Salmon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pell Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentIndustry & Commerce
 
National Bank of Chesapeake City image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
3. National Bank of Chesapeake City
Chesapeake City
Town Hall
Built 1903
Donated by
The County Banking and Trust Co.
Restored by C.C.D.C.A. and Friends
1986
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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