Pennsylvania Exchange Bank
Pennsylvania Exchange Bank, 322 8th Ave. at 26th St. (2002)

The Pennsylvania Exchange Bank moved to this 20-story building the year it was constructed, 1925. Officers at that time were Allan I. Cole, pres.; Mitchell W. Bush, v-pres.; and Harold H. Walsh, cashier. The sign likely dates to that time.

A photograph in the New York Public Library's Digital Collections, dated 1928, shows a sign for the Pennsylvania Exchange Bank on Varick St. near Vandam St. The sign gives the bank's address: 8th Ave. & 26th St.

The bank expanded with a branch on W. 48th St. in 1947, then changed its name to the Gotham Bank in 1959, and merged with the Federal National Bank of New York in 1963.

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