If you are a regular follower of this space you should definitely recognize Mary Piles’ name by now. I should not have to tell you she is the in-house curator of the historic images and documents at our town’s Citizens’ National Bank of Maplewood and St. Louis (6 locations). Recently Mary shared with us the fascinating images within Gerry Vazis’ Red Album of Photographs, (Parts I and Part 2) stored these many years in the bank vault.
All the while Mary has been working on a history of her bank. There was an epic flood in 1915, the same year that the bank was founded. Mary was curious if the flood had any connection with the beginning of the bank. I am not sure what her thinking is on this at present. She can give us an update in the comments section below.
She has been kind enough to share with me the results of her research as she has progressed. Here is some of what she has found.
Mary has shared much more with us than is contained in this article. I’m sorry to report that I am still having great difficulty loading images. Editor Miner had our interface updated but something is still wrong. I’m going to try a program my grandson has sent and see if it will help. Keep your fingers crossed.
Hope you all are enjoying this weather. Missouri is a hot spot for Covid as you all probably know. So wear your masks.
Doug Houser September 21, 2020