City Directories and History: 1908 – (#129) R.W. Cranford, (Reuben W. Cranford), 1917 – Peoples National Bank, Peoples Trust, Peoples Barber Shop, Rooms: Wilson & Wilson, B.N. Craig, W.M. Patrick, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Spencer, Spencer & White, W.J. Cherry, W.C. Twitty, Ms. A.S. Moore, 1922/23 – Peoples Bank, C.L. Cobb – Notary, Peoples Trust, J.R. London – Notary, J.G. Barron – Notary, J.C. Rhea – Notary, F.E. Clinton Jr – Notary, (Basement) Peoples Barber Shop, Rooms Upstairs: Wilson and Wilson, B.N. Craig, W.m. Patrick – Dentist, Metro Life Ins. Co., Spencer, Spencer and White, W.J. Cherry – Att., J.G.M. Nichols – Dentist, W.C. Twitty M.D., J.E. Welsh – Dentist, Durham Life Ins. Co., Stewart-Jones Construction, Southern Railway Agent, W.A. Pressley – Dentist, 1946 – Peoples Bank, Rooms; Palmetto State Life Insurance, Ward’s Beauty Shop, Fashion Shop, Charles B. Harrell, Veterans Administration, J. Rufus Bratton, M.D., Angus Hinson, M.D., Samuel G. Love (Lowe), Carolina Life Insurance Company, John M. Blackmon, Walter C. Twitty, Spencer and Spencer, Manget Brothers, Met. Life Insurance, V.W. Frew, Durham Life Insurance, Army Recruiting, US IRS, Heath’s Beauty Shop, Life Insurance of Virginia, John E. Welsh, DDM, 1963 – People’s National Bank, Peoples Trust, Peoples Insurance and Real Estate, Room; RH Credit Bureau, Robert Friedman, Gilchrist and Cook, George A. Gill, Jr., Beatty J. White, Spencer and Spencer, Met Life Insurance, Charles W. Frew, Carlisle C. Moore, Durham Life Insurance, Hayes, Hayes & Brunson
The Rock Hill Record reported on June 7, 1909 – “Peoples Trust Company has accepted the plans draw by Shand and LaFaye, Architects of Columbia for the four story bank building to be erected on their lot between the Rock Hill Supply Company and R.W. Cranford’s store. Other architects who bid were; N.G. Walker and J.S. Starr of Rock Hill and J.M. McMichael and Hunter & Gordon of Charlotte.”
The RH Record reported on Aug. 9, 1909 – “J.A. Jones of Charlotte began work this morning on the new four story building for the Peoples National Bank.
The RH Record reported on Aug. 12, 1909 – “Mr. J.E. Marshall has the contract for excavating for the new bank building and F.S. Love and Co., will furnish lumber for the building.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Nov. 22, 1909 – “Brickwork on the building for the People’s National Bank is nearly finished and the building should be completed by Jan. 1st. It is five stories high and the tallest of the buildings in Rock Hill. The contractor is Mr. Jones of Charlotte, N.C.”
The Herald reported on Dec. 4, 1918 – “The offices of the Virginia Life Insurance Company today moved from Izard Building to the fourth floor of the People’s National Bank Building, E. B. Johnson is manager.”
The Herald contained an ad from Peoples Trust Co listing properties for sale in Rock Hill including: D.H. Brown, property on Caldwell Street., lot on College Ave., between Prof. Coker and WTS, lot on N. side of College Ave., adjacent now occupied by Mrs. J.H.C. Wilson, College Ave. adjust C.K. Schwrar, two lots on Lancaster Ave., facing the Winthrop College Science Hall and last a lot on East Main Street adjacent the home of J. Ed Reid.
The Record reported Jan. 24, 1929 – “Lawyer W.J. Cherry is branching out into the insurance and real estate business. His firm will be called the Cherry Company. His offices are on the third floor of the Peoples National Bank building.”
Also see Lot #3 & 4 – North
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