Thursday, July 27, 2006
YOU CALL IT CORN, WE CALL IT MONEY.
I discovered this old sign painted on the side of a builing in lower Manhattan about 2 years ago. I never had my camera with me to document it, but I made a special trip over to see it on my lunch hour the other day.
I am attracted to this sign because of the name CORN. When I was very little, my aunt's decided to call me Corn instead of Conn. Anyway I did a little research and found this out about The Corn Exchange Bank.
Central Natl Bank of the City of NY (1864-1904)
1864 Established Central Natl Bank of the City of NY (1864-1904)
03/01/1904 Merge To Federal National Citizens Bank of the City of New York
03/01/1904 Name Change To Citizens Central National Bank of New York
03/01/1917 Name Change To Citizens National Bank of New York, The
05/01/1920 Merge To Federal Chemical National Bank of New York
05/01/1929 Succeeded By Chemical Bank and Trust Company
10/15/1954 Name Change To Chemical Corn Exchange Bank
09/01/1959 Name Change To Chemical Bank New York Trust Company
02/17/1969 Name Change To Chemical Bank
07/14/1996 Name Change To Chase Manhattan Bank, The
11/13/2004 Convert Federal JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
Here is a link to
New York Bank History.