This building is located on the s. e. corner of 7th & Vine.
Commercial Department Savings Department Lobby
The bank vault
Three cards that try to convince children to start saving
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.
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
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
These are not postcards
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.
Southeast corner of 4th and Walnut
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.
Charles Stedman Clifford Wright
Both Vice - Presidents
Carthage 1st National Bank
Mt Healthy Cheviot
SECOND NATIONAL BANK
Ninth and Main Charles H. Davis
THIRD NATIONAL BANK
4th Street between Vine & Race
FOURTH NATIONAL BANK
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
Recordak exhibit at 5th 3rd Bank
Lobby of the Cosmopolitan Bank
Fifth and Walnut
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