Old Farmers Bank

Old Farmers Bank (HM71K)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19801 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 44.393', W 75° 33.104'

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On February 4, 1807, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware passed an act modeled after the charter of the Bank of the United States "to establish a Bank?under the name of the Farmers' Bank of the State of Delaware." On January 22, 1813, the General Assembly authorized the establishment of a branch in Wilmington, which opened the following July in a building that stood near this location. In 1835, the bank purchased the lot at the corner of Third and Market Streets, where it constructed a small building with a white marble fa?ade. Beginning in 1906, the bank acquired adjacent properties and constructed the much larger existing structure, which opened in 1915. The Farmers Bank and its successors, Girard Bank and Mellon Bank, occupied the building until 1996.
The Delaware State Bar Association was originally organized in 1901. For many years its offices were located in various rented spaces in Wilmington. When the State of Delaware announced its intention to move the courthouse from Rodney Square to Fifth and King Streets, the Delaware State Bar Association purchased the Old Farmers Bank Building nearby. After renovation, this historic structure was occupied as the new Bar Center in October 2000.
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HM NumberHM71K
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Marker NumberNC-155
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:23am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452725 N 4399032
Decimal Degrees39.73988333, -75.55173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.393', W 75° 33.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 23.58" N, 75° 33' 6.24" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 N Market St, Wilmington DE 19801, US
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