This week, Salina respects a milestone in its local financial history as the National Bank of America building reaches its 100th anniversary. Born out of an institution that was initially founded on January 5, 1887, the present building was officially dedicated a century ago, on October 12, 1923. The bank has had a long presence in Salina, with the current edifice standing as the third building to host the historic establishment. The current architectural masterpiece is conveniently located on the southwest corner of Santa Fe and Iron, across the street from its predecessor on the northeast corner of the same intersection. This strategic location places it at the heart of Salina's financial and economic pulse. From the Museum’s Collection, a photograph taken in 1924 provides a historical snapshot of the bank’s early days. It reflects a bygone era poised on the brink of modern finance, and stands as a silent testament to the bank's resilience and continuous service to the Salina community for over a century. The commemoration of the building’s opening 100 years ago bears witness not just to the physical structure that has withstood the test of time, but equally to the institution it houses. It underscores the integral role the bank has played in the financial stability and progress of our community. The 100-year mark upholds the committed service of the National Bank of America to the community, and serves as an inspiration for future generations in the realm of finance. The city of Salina looks forward to celebrating this significant milestone, reflecting on its past, and pondering the continued financial growth of the community, and the further resilience of the bank in the years to come.
100th Anniversary of National Bank of America in Downtown Salina
Oct 9, 2023 — 1 min read