Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
This building had been the home of many business. My dentist had an office here as well as several doctors and lawyers. Also in the early 60's I helped a friend deliver the Butler Eagle to alot of those same offices.The interior saw many a change before what it became.
I had my first passbook savings account here at the Melon Bank.
Growing up in the 1960s, our family dentist's office was here. No novacane prior to drilling. And he would put his foot on my chest while pulling a tooth. Ah, memories...
I worked accross the street at Dixon's Drug store in the early 60's.When it was slow I would stand in front of the window and watch the people go by in front of the bank.One guy use to shuffle down the street holding the brim of his hat.Did not matter if there was no wind. He would not let go of the brim.
My great uncle Wilbert Kemper had his barbershop in the basement. His barber chair is on display in the lobby.
In the 50's this was the Mellon National Bank building. There is a true story that during the Great Depression and the subsequent bank runs by customers that Mellon brought an armored car full of money up from Pgh. and displayed it in the lobby to allay customer concerns over their solvency. Of course, in a day or so they took it out the back door to another Mellon branch. Mellon survived so someone in management was thinking. My Dad had his office in the building and I loved to go up there.
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