This building is located on the s. e. corner of  7th & Vine.

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Commercial Department                        Savings Department                                       Lobby                 


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 The bank vault


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Three cards that try to convince children to start saving


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Walnut Hills Branch
McMillan & Melrose Aves.



   The Central Trust Building is the second tallest in these cards of the Cincinnati Skyline. When built in 1913 it was known as the Union Central Life Insurance building and was the 5th tallest building in the world and the tallest outside of New York. 

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  Trust Department                      Bank Office                      Main Bank Corridor             Safety Deposit Vault          City's 1st drive-in bank



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Price Hill Central Trust
3766 Warsaw Avenue



These are not  postcards
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1863-1903                                    1903-1991

   First National Bank was started in 1863 which makes it at least the eighth oldest National bank and it could be the 5th oldest. The image above shows the banks first building that was located at 3rd and Walnut sts. In 1903 the bank moved into the building seen below. Over the years there were many expansions with First National acquiring many other banks for instance it bought 2nd National in 1951, Norwood's First National and Norwood's Savings Bank in 1952, Lockland's First National in 1953, Atlas Bank in 1954, you get the idea. In 1991 First National moved once again to The new First National Bank Center across 5th Street from Fountain Square. This was rather amazing in that the very first loan the bank ever made was $20,000 to Cincinnati Businessman Tyler Davidson 119 years earlier.

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Southeast corner of 4th and Walnut

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   Since the bank has moved into the building seen below there have been many name changes and acquisitions, from Star Bank to First Star to U. S. Bank.

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Charles Stedman       Clifford Wright   
Both Vice - Presidents


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Carthage 1st National Bank 


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Mt Healthy                                Cheviot



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                                              Ninth and Main                                                             Charles H. Davis



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4th Street between Vine & Race



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3rd & Walnut

   This is not a postcard but I thought I should show a early illustration at least.


5th  3rd  UNION  TRUST

   On June 1, 1908 the Third National Bank merged with the Fifth National Bank to form the Fifth Third National Bank of Cincinnati. Even though the Third National was the senior partner, the merger took place when the country was starting to become pro prohibition in thinking and it was believed that the name "Fifth Third" was better than "Third Fifth" which might be construed as three "fifths" of alcohol. The name was changed to Fifth Third Bank in March of 1969. The newspaper drawing is of J. M. Glenn who was Vice President of the Fifth National Bank ca. 1905

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Recordak exhibit at 5th 3rd Bank


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Lobby of the Cosmopolitan Bank
Fifth and  Walnut





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