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Picturing the Past 175: Peoples Bank in '78

Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 3:28 PM

Several employees of the old Peoples National Bank at work in its old Depot Street building in 1978. (T-G file photo)
A few weeks ago I posted a photo of the old Dixie Hotel being demolished.

But there was another major change afoot at the same time: the old Peoples National Bank's move into the upcoming new building (now US Bank) at the hotel's former site.

That bank (some of whose leaders later formed First Community Bank, and which is not to be confused with today's Peoples Bank) was located on Depot Street for many years.

In February 1978, the bank ran several Times-Gazette ads spotlighting its personnel. The ads left us some good views of the bank's final days in its old home.

Go here for a larger view.

This was apparently one of the "inside" departments the public didn't see, accounting, bookkeeping, whatever -- with not a single computer visible. Guess they were still a few years away.

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Did business with them for years at this location.I remember I was in Huntsville Al trying to write a good size check for the time and they would not take it.I told them to call Bud McGrew and ask him if it was ok .It was Saturday and they called his house.He told them if it was not good he would make it good.Now that was banking at its best.

-- Posted by kings11 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 4:16 PM

Yes kings11, and a few years before that Eddie Maupin and William Parker and Kennedy Maupin were the same kind of bankers.

-- Posted by leeiii on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 9:54 AM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.