|Title||Oakville State Bank, Seattle, 1935 |
|Caption||The Oakville State Bank was incorporated on August 14, 1909 by C.R. Harper and C.C. Scates. Scates became the bank's first cashier, while Harper's shares were acquired by Colonel William T. Perkins in 1910, who managed the business as president until the 1920's. Following a spate of financial mismanagement that included carrying overdrafts and unauthorized loans in 1929 and 1930, the bank was sold in 1931 to the GuarantyBank of Centralia group. Between 1950 and 1972, the firm changed its name several times, becoming Tenino-Oakville Bank in 1950, Thurston County Bank in 1961, and finally, the Bank of Olympia in 1972. It merged with the Puget Sound National Bank in 1981.|
This photo depicts the exterior of the Oakville State Bank building. According to local legend, the last bank robbery on horseback in the state of Washington happened here. A "dentist" sign hangs above a door in the same building.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Banks, Oakville State Bank.|
Caption by Washington State Historical Society from the finding aid for their collection of Oakville State Bank records, http://wsldocs.sos.wa.gov/library/docs/WHS/SL_WHS2004_000054.pdf
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): December 29, 1935.
|Subjects||Automobiles--Washington (State)--Oakville; Banks--Washington (State)--Oakville |
United States—Washington (State)--Oakville
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7370.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |