Former Site of Midland National Bank

Former Site of Midland National Bank (HM1MIR)

Location: Midland, TX 79701 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 59.864', W 102° 4.473'

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Organized in Odessa on August 22, 1902, as Odessa National Bank, this institution began with an initial capital of $25,000. In June 1903 the shareholders voted to move the bank to Midland and rename it Midland National Bank.

Bank offices were set up at this site in the Llano Hotel. Built in 1890, the two-story wooden hotel building was a gathering place for ranchers and businessmen. The bank occupied the lower floor of the hotel until 1909, when the structure, along with others in the downtown area, was destroyed by fire. The hotel was rebuilt on the same site, and the bank continued to lease office space.

By 1927 the principal business of the bank had shifted from agriculture to the emerging oil industry. A new three-story bank building was erected at the corner of Texas and Big Spring streets in 1953, and a nine-story tower was added in 1957.

Midland National and the Bank of the Southwest merged in 1968. In 1976 the bank moved to a new fourteen-story structure at 500 W. Texas. The name of the bank was changed to First City National Bank of Midland in 1983.
Marker Number1952
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 776384 N 3543925
Decimal Degrees31.99773333, -102.07455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.864', W 102° 4.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 51.84" N, 102° 4' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 N Main St, Midland TX 79701, US
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