This sad building was once the proud home of the First Bank of Ceredo,
Pictures of it one hundred years ago show the large windows and brick and stone work that is now either boarded up or is in disrepair.
A couple of interesting facts- It is reported that the bank was robbed by Jesse James, which is possible, since it is situated near the Midland Trail, a heavily traveled thru-way during that time.
It has been converted into apartments for many years, and the vault serves as a bedroom! The door was removed and the walls covered in plaster.
I can see a portion of the back of the building from my porch...and am always wondering why such a large building was constructed just for a bank! It had to have been grand and held in high esteem by the citizens of our fair town.
Corner of Main Street and B street