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Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
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Chase Bank
     First National Bank
630 East Main Street

Italianate (1873)

In 1863, James E. Reeves, his brother Mark Reeves, and eleven other businessmen, formed the First National Bank. It was the seventeenth such institution chartered in the nation and the second in Indiana. It could have been the first bank chartered in the entire United States, but the train that James Reeves took to Washington, D. C. was overrun in Maryland by Mosby’s guerilla band, Southern raiders carrying the Civil War into the North. The train was delayed long enough to deprive First National Bank of being the first registered in the nation.
James E. Reeves served as President of First National Bank from 1863-1902.

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Note: This is the web-based incarnation of a brochure originally published in 2010.  While the history is still very valuable, other information may no longer be accurate.  Information updated by WayNet will be listed in this maroon color.
 
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