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Tri-State Bank

  • Address: 386 Beale St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Tri-State Bank


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1905/00/00 The Tri-State Bank building is built in the early 1900s at 390 Beale Street (now 386 Beale Street) in Memphis.
1906/00/00 Robert R Church Sr establishes the Solvent Savings Bank and Trust Co, the first Black owned bank in Memphis, at 392 Beale St (razed).
1913/00/00 W C Handy Work W C Handy's music publishing company, Pace and Handy, open their office on the second floor of the Solvent Savings Bank and Trust Co building. (Either the current structure or the razed building).
1918/00/00 W C Handy Work Pace and Handy move their office to Times Square in New York City.
1946/12/00 The Tri-State Bank, recently founded by Dr Joseph E Walker and his son A Maceo Walker, buy half or all of which is by now 386 Beale St. The bank will become one of the most significant black financial institutions in Tennessee and a place for political ca

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Particulars for Tri-State Bank:
Cultural Affiliation Black American
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Specialty Store

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000836
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Black, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Associated People: Handy,W.C.
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Specialty store, Business
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Financial institution

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