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American Trust Company - Second Building

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Topic Businesses - American Trust Company
Image Source South Bend News Times
Image Notes The second American Trust Bank building as it looked in 1927, four years after it was built. Notice the car on the right is a Model T Ford. The first building was built in 1904.
Time Period 20th Century
Image Date Oct. 25, 1927
Keywords American Trust Company

Additional Information & Sources

Historical Background Numerous articles about American Trust Company from the South Bend Tribune and the South Bend News Times from 1922 through 1974 may be found in the Local History Clipping File.

Article titles include:
"American Trust Company Has Rapid Growth," 2/16/1930
"Bank Reopening Delayed by Few," 9/2/31
"Trust Company to Liquidate," 9/30/31
"Local Banks Seeking Help From U.S. Body," 2/3/32
"American Trust Shut By Rumors," 6/15/31
"Opening Plan For American Trust is Given, 7/9/31
"Trust Company Ready to Open," 5/28/33
"American Trust Bank Reopens," 7/17/35
"Bank Earnings Trebled in '40," 1/12/41
"American Trust Company 50 Years Old Today," 3/28/54
"Embezzled Funds Reported At $55,849 in Jenswold Case," 5/4/59
"Mossler Found Dead in Florida," 6/30/64
"Widow's Kin Held in Mossler Murder," 7/5/64
"Architects Drawing of New Downtown Building," 12/13/66
"Bank to Move on Holiday," 8/12/70
Currently this building houses the Cafe Navarre Restaurant (named after Pierre Navarre) which opened in January 2012.

Information from South Bend Tribune, January 8, 2012.
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Newspaper Articles St. Joseph County Public Library Local & Family History Services, Clipping File -
Banks - Banks & Trust Co. - A through C - American Trust Company,
See also, Banks & Banking - Valley American Bank

Full-Text Articles & Media Clips

Source Format Newspaper
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