Details for First National Bank Building (Atlas Number 5507014757)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014757


Marker Number 14757
Atlas Number 5507014757
Marker Title First National Bank Building
Index Entry First National Bank Building
Address 15th St. at 4th Ave.
City Canyon
County Randall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 232404
UTM Northing 3874731
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; commercial buildings; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 2005
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SW corner of 15th St. & 4th Ave.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1900, two years after the Santa Fe Railway extended its tracks from Amarillo to Canyon City, rancher and banker L.T. Lester established the Stockman's National bank; it became First National Bank of Canyon City in 1904. Lester commissioned St. louis architect R.G. Kirsch, designer of the Randall County courthouse, to design this showplace bank building. It was completed in 1909 and provided sace for the bank as well as other commercial enterprises. The bank moved out in 1951, and over the years other businesses occupied the space. The Neoclassical structure remains a commercial landmark. It features Doric colmuns and pilasters, a dentil course, and stone coping and window surrounds. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2005