First Hutchings-Sealy National Bank Building – Galveston

2200 Market St. – Galveston TX (built 1972; also InterFirst Bank, First Republic Bank, Bank of America; architects: Caudill Rowlett Scott and Thomas M. Price)


This bank, claimed the oldest in Texas at the time, had its new $3.5 million building’s formal opening on December 4, 1972 and it replaced the former 1935 bank building on the same site. According to the December 3, 1972 issue of the Galveston Daily News:

Like any Christmas gift, the new building has been “gift wrapped” for the holiday season. But with a giant-sized ribbon and bow as gift wrapping, the formal opening ceremonies will be the largest ribbon-cutting ever held in Galveston.


“In addition to improving banking services and customer conveniences, our new building is designed to be an attractive asset to Galveston that provides a modern appearance and still blends with the history of our city,” said bank President Marvin L. West.


Rendering from advertisement from the February 27, 1983 issue of the Galveston Daily News:

2200 Market St. - Galveston TX

June 2016:

2200 Market St. - Galveston TX


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