First National Bank & Fuller Block

7530 Grandview Ave. - Built in 1903, originally of locally manufactured red brick similar to that of other buildings in the area. The tile facade was added in the late 1930's or early 1940's to update the appearance.

In its early days, the building housed the First National Bank in the west end, a hardware store in the center, and a Cash and Carry Grocery in what is now the bank drive-thru. By the late 1950s, the bank occupied the entire building.

The original bank tenant, Jefferson County Bank, was established in 1896, and in 1904 was chartered as the First National Bank. During the Great Depression there was a national bank moratorium where all banks were ordered closed until financial stability was achieved. This was the only bank in Jefferson County allowed to reopen after the initial moratorium ended and remained open during the extension of that moratorium.

The first electric traffic signal in all of Jefferson County was installed on the corner of Grandview Ave. and Wadsworth Blvd. in October of 1940.

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