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New Bedford in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Double Bank

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. Double Bank Marker
Inscription. Seeing Double
As you gaze across Water Street toward the eight-pillar institution, compare closely what you see in the photograph with what stands here today. Built in 1831, the building was designed by architect Russell Warren. For 61 years the building housed two banks-Merchants Bank on the right and Mechanics Bank on the left. The prosperous whaling elite walked their money through the right door, while humble shopkeepers and skilled tradespeople marched their money through the left.
 
Location. 41° 38.138′ N, 70° 55.381′ W. Marker is in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Williams Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bedford MA 02740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centre Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Whaling's Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mariner's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Viking (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bedford Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Seamenís Bethel
Double Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
2. Double Bank Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Seamen's Bethel (about 300 feet away); A Tribute of Respect to Enterprising Whalemen (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bedford.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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