Flashback Minis: Second National Bank

WARREN, Ohio – The Second National Bank in Warren was founded in 1880. The bank operated out of offices on the corner of Main Street and Market Street until the late 1920s when it would move across the street into the Western Reserve Bank building next to the Market Street bridge.

Designed by architect Charles F. Owsley, the building had the distinction of being the tallest in Warren when it was built in 1915.

“Between 1880 and 1935, Second National Bank printed its own currency, producing over $3.8 million in a 55-year printing period,” says Sarah Moell, curator of collections and research at Trumbull County Historical Society. “This was an extremely high number for any bank, at the time proving that during the early 20th century, Second National Bank was a trusted financial institution in the region.”

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