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Photo courtesy of William Wittreich, great grandson of Frank E. DeFuria

Agenzia Italiana 427 W. 3rd St. Frank E. DeFuria ? - 1914 - ?  
  Bank of Delaware County     Chartered in November of 1814  Later became Delaware County National Bank
  Cambridge Trust Co.       Merged with Chester National Bank in 1930 to become Chester-Cambridge Bank & Trust Co.
  Chester Cambridge Bank 5th & Market St., NE corner     The building was erected in 1923 on the site of the old Columbia Hotel at 5th & Market St.

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Chester National Bank 3rd St. west of Market

later

East side of Market St. above 5th

  Organized 1883

Merged with Cambridge Trust Co. in 1930

From the Souvenir History of Chester, PA under the auspices of the Board of Trade Published by George M. Burns, Philadelphia, PA 1903
courtesy of Terry Redden Peters
  Columbus Savings & Loan Association 164 W 5th St.   - 1965 -  
  Delaware County National Bank Market St. above 4th   Chartered in November of 1814 - January 1, 1970 Originally The Bank of Delaware County

"A brother [of my grandfather], Thomas M. Hamilton, was the president of the Delaware County National Bank on Market Street when I was a child in the 1930's"

Thanks to
Nancy Hamilton Sager,
nhsager@beachlink.com

  Delaware County Trust Company     "Acquired some time in the 1930's or 1940's by Fidelity."

Thanks to Bill Schuler, Jr.,
billruthschuler@juno.com

 
  First Federal Savings Bank of Chester /

First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Chester

23 E 5th St., Chester

3218 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven

  "Became First Keystone Federal Savings Bank when it merged some time in the 1980's with Linwood-Keystone Savings."

Thanks to Bill Schuler, Jr.,
billruthschuler@juno.com

 
  First National Bank 5th & Market St.

also

3rd & Yarnall (?)

    Building was erected in 1889

"First National Bank... I believe that was the name. It was located 3rd and Yarnall St. across from Mauger`s Drugstore. Dewey Mann School was on the other corner and the Felton Fire Co. was on the other corner. The president around 1955-56 was Mr. Sillwell. I family friend opened a saving account there for me in my name and the money I earned from doing chores for neighbors including babysitting for Ruth and Isreal Ray (Funeral Home Director) next door to the bank, I would
put in my saving account (Christmas Club). I lived on Yarnall between 2nd and 3rd."

Thanks to
Bill Simpson,
Wmsimpsr10@aol.com 

  Iron Workers Savings & Loan Assn Crozer Building
later
Edgmont Ave.
Officers:

Elmer Dutton
Norman Dutton
(son of Elmer)

Board Members:

Addison H. Showalter

Other known employees:

Evelyn Keesey Bullock (c. 1923-1932)

Established December 8, 1879 - Present Moved from the Crozer Building to Edgmont Ave. c. 1960
  Philadelphia National Bank (PNB) 5th & Market St., NE corner

Branch
11th & Madison St.
[Photo]

    The PNB Branch bank building at 11th & Madison St. currently houses the offices of the Chester Housing Authority.
  Southeast National Bank 23rd St. & Edgmont Ave   - 1960's - Jack Chambers recalls, "a branch? Loan division, and before it was a bank I believe an American Store."
 

 

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