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Leesville in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Vernon Bank

 
 
The Vernon Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
1. The Vernon Bank Marker
Inscription. Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

Established in 1899 as the "Bank of Leesville" on this site. The first bank in Leesville/Vernon Parish. Founded by Mr. George R. Ferguson stockholders changed bank name to "First State Bank" in 1910 and to "The Vernon Bank" in 1933. The bank did not fail during the 1929 depression. First brick commercial structure on Third Street in Leesville.
Constructed: June 25, 1907
Architect: F.W. Steinman
Contractor: W.C. Whitney
Both of Beaumont, Texas
Cost: $11,800.00
 
Location. 31° 8.595′ N, 93° 15.673′ W. Marker is in Leesville, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and East Texas Street, on the left when traveling north on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesville LA 71446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nichols-Howerton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Leesville Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red Hound Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Dreamland Theatre (within shouting distance
The Vernon Bank image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
2. The Vernon Bank
of this marker); Merchants & Farmers Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lyons Building (within shouting distance of this marker); National Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Louisiana Maneuvers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Vernon Bank image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, November 17, 2010
3. The Vernon Bank
Detail above the doors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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