Old Citizens Bank
157 East Main Street


Main entrance to the former Citizens Bank Building - 2017

Architect: Charles C. Hartman

Builder:    Walter Kidde Company of New York

Built:        1925-26

Note in this early 20th century postcard, St. John's Methodist Church's tower is clearly standing. In 1925 the church was demolished and the Citizens Bank was constructed on the corner location.

Image of the bank’s interior ca. 1930, currently Amelie's Bakery.

The Herald reported in 1925 that architect Charles Conrad Hartmann was contracted to build the Citizens Building, at a cost of $110,000.  In April of that year the foundation was poured and the brick work had begun.

Ten years later the building was reported to be auctioned for $25,000 to Claude R. Davenport.  Davenport, of Richmond, Virginia, represented the Nolting Mortgage Company.  In 1940, then as the Metropolitan Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the building was purchased by Rock Hill businessman H.H. Carroll.  The Herald described it as a, “…five story building, which stands at the intersection of Main and Caldwell Streets…is one of the most modern office buildings in the city.”

The building has been home to countless Rock Hill businesses throughout the years, including insurance companies, doctor’s offices, clothing and jewelry stores and beauty shops.

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