Good news! Where we only had two correct guesses last week, this week subject, the charter date of the Farmers Bank of Parkesburg building at the corner of First Avenue and Culvert Street, brought in the normal 6 – 8 correct submissions. I was a bit worried last week. Its great to have so many people participate!
“The charter of the Farmers Bank of Parkesburg was granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on June 26th, 1912. The bank opened its doors October 2nd, 1912 with $25,000.00 capital. divided into 500 shares of stock with a par value of $50.00 each. Morris T. Phillips was President until 1935.”
Lisa Smith pointed out the building was once the home of the Parkesburg Courthouse. Today it houses First Class Advertising, a firm specializing in embroidering promotional products like caps and polo shirts for area businesses.
Six people guessed right this week including:
- Kerry Glenn
- Wanda Smale
- Katrina Schwandt
- Lisa Smith
- Evelyn Townsend
- Michael Short
This week’s winner, chosen at random, is Michael Short, who coincidentally was the first person to submit a correct guess Friday morning.
Congratulations Mike! Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll drop your free pizza in the form of a $10 gift certificate from Rocco & Anna’s in the mail.
Check back next Friday morning for a brand new FIF. Dave Townsend has been scouting about town last week and found two perfect FIF subjects that are off Parkesburg’s beaten path, but never-the-less, in plain sight.
There may be one of David’s finds in FIF’s future.