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Bank of Crescent City, 236 Central Ave.

c. 1909, Romanesque Revival style 

The Bank of Crescent City was constructed in 1909 and was the first financial institution erected in the city. It provided residents, most of whom previously did their banking in Palatka, a convenient place to deposit their money. The bank failed during the Great Depression and was taken over by the city for use as a city hall and fire department throughout the remainder of the historic period. The unique architecture of the one-story building – with its arched windows and doors, elaborate corbeled cornice, and marble comer column; And its important associations with the early twentieth century commercial development of the city, make it eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as an individual property.


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