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Bank of Huntington

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1874–1875

This small, two-story brick building, which housed the city's first bank, was moved here from 3rd Avenue to commemorate a dubious distinction: members of Jesse James's gang may once have robbed it. Only two bays wide, its facade is enlivened with handsome brick quoins and cornice. Appearing more like a store (which it now is, after serving a brief stint as a banking museum) than a bank, it is typical of Huntington's earliest commercial buildings.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Bank of Huntington", [Huntington, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-HU14.2.

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