Real Photo Post Card [RPPC] Tucson Arizona 1914 Street Scene Featuring the Consolidated National Bank Building

Real Photo Post Card [RPPC] Tucson Arizona 1914 Street Scene Featuring the Consolidated National Bank Building

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Good


Minor edge wear and black specks around the inset photo, which may have been a post office cancellation that has worn or cancellations from the address side that bled through. Measures 3 3/8 X 5 3/8 inches. Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) of a street scene in Tucson, Arizona that features the Consolidated National Bank Building on the southeast corner of Congress and Stone (2 West Congress). The white lettering printed with the image states: "Street Scene - Tucson, Arizona, showing the CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL BANK, in the early days and today." Inset in the upper-left corner is a small image of what the bank building looked like before the larger building was erected. The reverse side reveals the postal history from Tucson to Houston to Fresno, Texas, 1914. It appears the Fresno address was crossed out and a Bellville, Texas address substituted, though no postmark is found for Bellville. Regarding the images on the post card, the original building, which is thought to be the inset photo, was an existing structure re-designed and expanded by renowned Southwest architect, Henry C. Trost. That project was completed in 1901. By 1917, Trost's building was too small for the growing bank and it was demolished to make way for a new building. By 1929, Tucson's first skyscraper had replaced the 1917 bank building and is still standing today. This post card offers a rare view of the earliest structures that preceded the current building at 2 West Congress in Tucson. It also offers a glimpse of Henry Trost's architectural design of the original building's remodeling project. This post card is thought to be quite scarce as no other copies have been found to date (2020) online. A rare image, thus, of Tucson architectural history.

Title: Real Photo Post Card [RPPC] Tucson Arizona 1914 Street Scene Featuring the Consolidated National Bank Building

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Categories: Postcards,

Publisher: 1914

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 10883

Keywords: Tucson, Arizona, Postcard, Street, Scene, Building , Consolidated National Bank, Henry Trost, Architecture,