Downtown Historic District Building Inventory
Old National Bank of Spokane (Site ID 8)
Classification: Historic Non-Contributing
The Pomeroy Savings Bank, erected in 1905, originally stood on this site. The bank was later called the Pomeroy State Bank and then the Old National Bank of Spokane. The Old National Bank of Spokane constructed this building in 1969 and U.S. Bank purchased the building in 1987. U.S. Bank closed this branch in the summer of 2020.
The one-story building, constructed in 1969, replaced two other commercial buildings originally on this site. The bank building has a flat roof, wide overhanging frieze decorated with metal panels, and tall windows separated by vertical boxed columns and horizontal members. The bays are articulated with alternating glass panes, rock veneer or T-1-11 panels. An automated teller was located on the south elevation.
Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates
An early (1910) photo of the bank on the corner of what was Third Street. It looks like the Peoples Market needed to sew up their awning a bit.
Summer of 1919 and Pomeroy State Bank was flush.
Here's the bank with lots of vehicles. An early day "car show," perhaps?
Typical bank advertisement for the times. Just the facts, with no flash.
Patriotism was fine in 1920 advertisements.
(Oops! I just noticed that this is the wrong bank. I'm a block off. It'll get fixed.)
From 1936 when this "Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation" was only three years old.
Four-fifteen in the afternoon on Main street, Pomeroy, Washington.
One of the first views of the new ONB Bank Building on the corner of 7th and Main streets.
From the ATM to about those lovely doors is where the Peoples Market was.
January, 1970, and here's the new bank in town. Still staid and conservative, though.
From the December, 1970, Christmas advertising section of the E-W.
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