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2012-06-02 - 224 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo from Collection of Eddie & Tiffany Kessler.
Eddie and Tiffany Kessler have this grand old photo of the lobby and tellers' cage in the old First National Bank, the forerunner of today's First & Farmers National Bank, which occupies this space and more on the Southwest Corner of the Public Square. "The information on the back of the photo reads First National Bank with Horace Cundiff and Bruce Montgomery. I was in the back., and it was signed Vern T or Vera T," Tiffany Kessler writes. "Looks to be circa 1920s or 30s. Assuming this was on the Columbia Square, not sure where the bank's building was at that time," she added. Larry Walker update, 12pm noon CT Sunday, June 3, 2012:: It's the same location of the present day main office teller lobby at 224 S. Public Square. The teller cage is on the same side of the lobby today. It was moved to the right side of the lobby around 1965 and then back to the left side when the old Adair County News Office building addition was added. The staircase in the picture is the same staircase used today to get to the second floor bookkeeping department. The second story did not exist at the time of the photo, just the area over the vault that contains the windows. --Larry Walker. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. It is a case for the history cousins AND Larry Walker, maybe the Master Mind of all the Walkers, Cundiffs, and Montgomerys there are. Send using any Contact/Submit button. -CM

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