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Citizen Bank and Trust Company
Bisbee, Arizona


Description: Citizens Bank and Trust Company
Other Names: Palace Cafe‚ Bonnie B. Cafe‚
Address: 23 Main Street, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Type: commercial: Bank
Original Client: Citizens Bank
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1910
Condition: extant

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: one story; faces south; 22 feet wide, 81 feet deep
Budget/Cost: $20,000

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: concrete with brick water table
Roofing Materials: flat
Other Materials Used: cast stone ornament/ steel
Remodeling and Additions: remodeled for use as a restaurant

Present Owner: privately owned
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs: UTEP Special Collections

Bibliography: (1) Tom Vaughan, Bisbee’s Transition Years: 1899-1900, Cochise Quarterly, volume 14, number 4 (Winter, 1984), page 22
(2) The American Architect, volume XCVII, number 1782, February 16, 1910, Building News, page 6: Arizona/Bisbee Plans have been prepared by Trost & Trost, El Paso, Tex., for erection of $10,000 building for Citizens’ Bank and Trust Bldg.
(3) Bisbee Daily Review, January 15, 1910 page 7 To Decide on Plans
(4) El Paso Herald, February 3, 1910 page 7 Bisbee Bank to Have New Home
(5) El Paso Herald, January 28, 1910 page 7 Notice to Contractors
(6) Bisbee Daily Review, March 13, 1910 page 5
(7) El Paso Herald, January 26, 1910 page 13 (gives the cost at $5,000.00

Remarks: The Citizens Bank and Trust Company was opened in 1910, and it ceased operation in 1923; see: Larry Schweikart, A History of Banking in Arizona (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1982), pages 42 and 204. The bank was occupied by the bank only. Completion the first week of May.

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.