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Titusville Trust Company, 1919

 
 
Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker
Inscription. "There are few bank buildings in America which equal this in permanence and quality of construction..." remarked architect Arthur Zimm. The Titusville Herald reported that "...few were prepared for the beauties revealed when its doors were thrown open..."

The building featured specially selected types of marble, cork floors for the tellers, broad windows to "provide the best of ventilation," and a vault "equipped with every known burglar proof and safety device." Alfred Valiant painted the ceiling mural showing oil industry history around his memorial portrait of Edwin Drake. The basement housed a tonsorial parlor (barber shop), locker rooms, ice-making plant, fur storage room, elaborate chandeliers, manicure and hair dressing rooms, and public bath parlors.

James Curtis McKinney, former head of the Titusville Iron Works, founded the Titusville Trust Company and served as its first president.
 
Location. 41° 37.582′ N, 79° 40.476′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from West Spring Street 0.1 miles east of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Titusville Trust Company, 1919 Marker
walking distance of this marker. Titusville Oil Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Titusville Iron Company, 1860 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Western NY and PA Railway Freight Station, 1892 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Titus Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. 0.4 miles away); John A. Mather (approx. 0.4 miles away); Titusvillia Drakei Caster (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
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<i>Titusville Trust Co., W. Spring Street, Titusville, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Technor Bros., Inc., circa 1922
3. Titusville Trust Co., W. Spring Street, Titusville, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 15, 2015.
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