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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1855/00/00 Construction begins on a new bank with the setting of a walk-in vault from Pennsylvania on a 3 foot thick brick slab. Three feet of brick, manufactured in Florence, is laid on each side and the top. The two-story bank will be finished by the end of 1855.
1856/01/18 James Monroe Parker Home, Work James Monroe Parker and his wife, Julia Z Parker, settle in Florence to manage the newly built Bank of Florence. They live on the second floor of the brick building. The bank received its charter on 18 January 1856.
1857/00/00 Since Nebraska was not a state, the Bank of Florence issues its own money in denominations of $1, $2, $3 and $5. Know as "wildcat currency", the bank struggled during the Financial Panic of 1857. Panic of 1857
1860/00/00 Owners of the Bank of Florence close the institution sometime between 1858 and 1860 and returned to Iowa.
1947/00/00 Frank T Parker, grandson of James Monroe Parker, auctions off the remains of his father's art collection, curios, Indian relics and the first safe from the Bank of Florence, an '80-ton whale'.

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Particulars for Bank of Florence:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Historic Use Financial Institution
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1969

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Bank of Florence
Registry Address: 8502 N. 30th St.
Registry Number: 69000130
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Commerce
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1856
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Financial institution
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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