City Directories and History: This handsome building, the Bank of Sumter, was constructed in 1913 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style by architects Oliver Duke Wheeler and Eugene John Stern. The bank closed its doors during the early years of the Great Depression.
The SC Dept. of Archives writes, “1912, Classic Revival. 2 stories. Pilasters and 2 engaged columns with ionic capitals. Denticulated cornice supporting stylized parapet. Entry surmounted by bracketed cornice. Site of 1st locally owned and operated bank in Sumter.
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