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Solvent Savings Bank

 
 
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By P. A. Miller, April 21, 2009
1. Solvent Savings Bank Marker
Inscription. The Solvent Savings Bank and Trust Company founded by Robert Church, Sr., first Negro bank established in Memphis, opened at this site, 392 Beale Street, in 1906. It survived the money panic of 1907 and became the fourth largest black bank in the nation. Robert Church, Jr. succeeded his father as president in 1912. W. C. Handy's music studio was located on the second floor in 1907.
 
Erected 1935 by West Tennessee Historical Society.
 
Location. 35° 8.358′ N, 90° 2.901′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street. Touch for map. Original address was 392 Beale Street, it is now 386. Marker is at or near this postal address: 386 Beale Street, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sara Roberta Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Church Terrell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phi Beta Sigma/Abram Langston Taylor (about 300 feet away);
Solvent Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 17, 2016
2. Solvent Savings Bank Marker
Nat D. Williams (about 600 feet away); Rufus Thomas, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Pee Wee Saloon (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Solvent Savings Bank and Trust. (Submitted on September 28, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Solvent Savings Bank image. Click for full size.
By P. A. Miller, April 21, 2009
3. Solvent Savings Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California.   2. submitted on September 28, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on October 26, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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