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Photo Archivist's Selection of the Month: January 2001

As I am preparing this, the almost-blizzard of 2000 blows around the house…

The First National Bank Building

First National Bank Building, Atlantic Sqare, snow scene with horse cart

Completed in 1873, it was the first masonry structure to front on Atlantic Square south of Canal Street. The frame building to the left contained Abram Balcom's Photograph Gallery and the H. Foster Hardware Store. The frame dwelling on the right is the Rufus Hoyt house, the future site of the Lyman Hoyt Building, erected in 1884, five years after the date of this photo.

The First National Bank in 1892

Later, the bank underwent various transformations

First Stamford National Bank and Trust, 1 Atlantic Street, in snow

First Stamford National Bank and Trust, enlargement, name on top of door

State National Bank roof sign, 1 Atlantic Street

For more, go to an interesting article dated July 14, 1977 from THE STAMFORD WEEKLY MAIL AND SHOPPER:
State National Now Nation's Oldest Nationally Chartered Bank

As to what happened since that time, there is nothing in our archives. Information and document copies will be gladly accepted!

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