Then & Now: 1st National Bank of Monrovia
This post is a continuation of a series of “Then & Now” images from Lewis Reed’s Photo Collection alongside photographs of how they appear today. Lewis Reed worked hard to preserve a visual history of Montgomery County, Maryland and surrounding area long before automobiles were even around. As early as 1905, he toured on his motorcycle across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and took photographs of many historic locations. Taken approximately 113 years apart, you can see how the 1st National Bank of Monrovia Maryland looks almost the same from over a century ago.
1st National Bank of Monrovia (THEN): In 1908, the First National Bank of Monrovia was founded and the Renaissance Revival bank building was erected. The bank was merged with the Central Trust Company in 1916 and closed in the early 1930’s in the aftermath of the 1929 stock market crash and ensuing Great Depression of the 1930’s.
1st National Bank of Monrovia (NOW): The bank is now the office of a construction company.
Source: Monrovia, Maryland – Wikipedia
Beautiful old bank building in Monrovia, Maryland. Thank the Lord for Lewis Reed and his interest in Montgomery County and his love for photography and automobiles.
I always enjoy looking back at the past and seeing how everything we know today once was. Some locations have been substantially modified; some have, for the most part remained the same, and others are gone entirely. Pretty fascinating.
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