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First National Bank Block

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1874. Southwest corner of Main and Eureka sts.

On the town's most prominent corner sits a brick bank with arched doorways and second-story window trim and a flat roof in the Italianate mode. The pioneer telephone exchange, post office, and offices of doctors, lawyers, and mine owners lay behind the heavy plate glass windows. With a three-ton fireproof and burglar-proof Herring safe, this stronghold of capital attracted miners who lined up to sell dust to gold buyers.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "First National Bank Block", [Central City, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 195-195.

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