AKA: First National Bank Building, Downtown, Pasadena, CA; Pasadena First National Bank Headquarters, Downtown, Pasadena, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings)

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

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Colorado Street and Fair Oaks Avenue
Old Pasadena, Pasadena, CA 91105

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The 1st National Bank of Pasadena had its main office on the northwest corner of Colorado Street and Fair Oaks Avenue in 1888.


This building occupied a site at Colorado Street and Fair Oaks Avenue in 1887.

Building History

In 1888, P.M. Green was the President of the 1st National Bank of Pasadena, and J.E. Farnum, its Cashier. Directors included Green, O.H. Picher, B.F. Ball, J.H. Painter, John Allin, and George H. Bonebrake. The bank had capital of $100,000 and a surplus of $47,000. (See "1st National Bank of Pasadena ad," Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1888, p. 1011.) J.H. Painter owned an eponymous hotel geared to those recovering from illnesses, such as tuberculosis. Bonebrake was the owner of the Bonebrake Block in Los Angeles, a leading business address of the 1880s.


PCAD id: 11929