Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rogers Park Savings




1961 picture of the Rogers Park Savings Bank at 7001 N Clark (currently a mini mall with a Mexican grocery store Frescasita, Subway, Little Caesars and Insurance Plus at least according to Google Maps) across the street from the former Rogers Park National Bank (Buy it now for $12.00). According to the RP/WR Historical Society it was demolished in 1997. It was also a Citibank and originally Philip State Bank and Trust.

Just to the right of the entrance a poster on the window states that savings are insured up to ten thousand dollars by an agency of the U.S. government. On the second floor of the bank are two dentists. One is M.I. Gerry the other can't be read due to glare. More dentists on the third floor M.E. Schainis and F.H. Sitron? The photo was taken around Christmas time as evidenced by the five angels and the stuffed stocking above the front door.

On the back it is stamped Daily News Dec 29 1961 and Property of Newspaper Division Field Enterprises Inc. The newspaper ad glued to the back states "The Best Invest In R.P.S. Investment Accounts ($3500 multiples) Earn 4 1/2 percent every six months. Anticipated rate effective Jan. 1, 1961. J. N. Langworthy President" (Rogers Park used to print its own money)

1 comment:

kenneth rainero said...

was this ever called Bank of Rogers Park?..circa 1947...thanks,ken