Monday, October 30, 2006

220 Main Street

The Savings Bank of Danbury was established in 1849 as the first mutual bank in Danbury. It originally operated out of the Main Street home of its first treasury secretary, George White Ives. The building shown here was built in 1909, and still houses the main branch. (Danbury. Danbury Museum and Historical Society. From the series Images of America.)

I don't believe the front door is ever open these days. The main entrance is around the corner, in the newest addition. Hmmm, "White Ives"? After 30+ years of living here, I'm beginning to understand why we see these two names so often.


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