State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: adgorn (---.dsl.emhril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 27, 2011 12:27PM

Just happened to notice this old photo on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/4x5-NEG-State-Bank-Clearing-Chicago-1962-/230578589397?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item35af8e0ed5

The building still there and is for sale:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=5235+West+63rd+Street,+Chicago,+IL&aq=0&sll=41.777785,-87.752684&sspn=0.002984,0.011973&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5235+W+63rd+St,+Chicago,+Cook,+Illinois+60638&ll=41.778241,-87.752797&spn=0.001476,0.005987&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.778235,-87.752982&panoid=8wRs7cndhKHpW1gEH4Biag&cbp=12,136.84,,0,1.34

Alan

Re: State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: bwalsh (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 27, 2011 03:06PM

Wasn't that Evergreen Bank for a short while? I believe I went to the Cash Station there a few times when it was.

Re: State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: January 27, 2011 04:20PM

Alan,

If you're interested I have a whole brochure about this bank that was put together for it's dedication as well as several photos. The original State Bank of Clearing was located on 63rd and Central and opened in 1913. I have photos of this building as well. Shoot me a PM with your email and I can send to you.

Rob

Re: State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 27, 2011 07:08PM

Bowler, this is a vintage real photo postcard image from my collection of the Clearing State Bank taken very shortly after the bank opened. Notice they don't even have any sinage yet, just a sign in the window. [URL=http://imgur.com/Dtm42] [/URL]

(click to enlarge.)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2011 07:09PM by Berwyn Frank.

Re: State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: January 29, 2011 07:14PM

Thanks Frank. I had found this postcard online. I'm not sure of the exact date of the "Hawk's Drug Store" photo, but I have other photos of the building and the Drug Store sign is not there. The photos I have are copies of copies so they are not too clear but I am hopeful, I recently met a 100 year old resident of Clearing who is going to share several binders of old photo's, etc.

Re: State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 29, 2011 08:58PM

[b]What corner was it on? There was a resturant on the southwest corner.[/b]

Re: State Bank of Clearing on 63rd
Posted by: bowler (---.chipublib.org)
Date: February 12, 2011 03:07PM

Various shots of the State Bank of Clearing:




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