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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 08, 2011 03:27AM

Serhii, great new topic on the main page. I was looking over the list of bank buildings that still survive. How about this one? The postcard was postmarked in 1921 but was older.



[url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1900+s+Blue+Island+Chicago&aq=&sll=41.808516,-87.673571&sspn=0.007357,0.016469&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1900+S+Blue+Island+Ave,+Chicago,+Illinois+60608&ll=41.855945,-87.662755&spn=0,0.016469&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.856057,-87.66266&panoid=a7gsVGg8-lbM3iyJKP_Kow&cbp=12,248.51,,0,1.41]Kaspar State Bank today[/url]

This one as well? This is from a book in my collection done in 1926.



[url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1809+S,+Racine&aq=&sll=41.856057,-87.66266&sspn=0.007152,0.016469&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1809+S+Racine+Ave,+Chicago,+Illinois+60608&ll=41.857657,-87.656418&spn=0,0.016469&z=17&layer=c&cbll=41.857657,-87.656418&panoid=KXnj6NhNMC92uXSD5T59ng&cbp=12,118.39,,0,-2.66]Karban & Co. today[/url]

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Re: Bank feature on main page
Posted by: StrayKitten (66.28.242.---)
Date: April 08, 2011 12:02PM

I love seeing these old bank buildings! In the old days, you could tell it was a bank by the regalness (is that a word?) of the building. Now they are putting bank branches in old Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants.

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Re: Bank feature on main page
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 11, 2011 10:54PM

Well for whatever reason the administrators/FC team on this forum ignore me everytime I direct a question at them. Oh well.

Just a FYI, unfortunately the Kaspar Bank building in Pilsen linked above was leveled within the past month.

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Re: Bank feature on main page
Posted by: nvaughn (---.chi.clearwire-wmx.net)
Date: April 11, 2011 11:05PM

Berwyn Frank Wrote:
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> Just a FYI, unfortunately the Kaspar Bank building
> in Pilsen linked above was leveled within the past
> month.

Kaspar State Bank is still there, sort of...as of this Sunday:

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/nvaughn/5611625790/]Blue Island Board Up[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/nvaughn/]nvaughn[/url], on Flickr

It'll be gone within a week or so. I didn't realize that was a bank, thanks for the info! I have more photos of the building that I'll post on my flickr page later this week...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/11/2011 11:26PM by nvaughn.

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Re: Bank feature on main page
Posted by: 222psm (---.br.br.cox.net)
Date: April 12, 2011 11:17AM

I always wondered what bank that was on the corner of California-Belmont-Elston, now I know.

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Immel State Bank by Clarence Hatzfeild 1924.

I also recall the building in Pilsen, I just did not know it was a bank.

Hey, nvaughn I noticed on you Flickr page you said the worker in the window got upset you took his pic, did he say something or what?

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Re: Bank feature on main page
Posted by: nvaughn (---.chi.clearwire-wmx.net)
Date: April 13, 2011 02:38AM

222psm Wrote:
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> Hey, nvaughn I noticed on you Flickr page you said
> the worker in the window got upset you took his
> pic, did he say something or what?

Oh, no big deal...he came down and asked if I was with a newspaper, why was I taking pictures, do I have a business card...he seemed kind of annoyed that I was photographing the demo site, which actually is something that I deal with on a regular basis. I annoy them for whatever reason, and then they return the favor. I just say "Oh, it's just a hobby..." and then that's that.

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Re: Bank feature on main page
Posted by: Serhii (Moderator)
Date: April 13, 2011 03:09AM

Frank,

If you have a specific question for us, send an email to [email protected]

I would have to look into the Kaspar bank to determine whether or not it was purpose built. The bank could have financed it, but it is equally probable that they rented retail space. As for the Karban bank, I had forgotten about that one.

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