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Wayback RVA — Nickel Savings Bank

A Then & Now photo essay of Richmond places from around the area.




Nickel Savings Bank (new site)
and office of Dr. R. C. Brown, Dentist
Cor. 29th and Leigh Streets

Urban Set, a hip-looking bridal shop, owns this building now and says that the wrought iron bars are original. There are bars visible in the 1907 photo, but it’s so grainy it’s hard to compare. No shade at Urban Set’s claim of authenticity!

Dr. R. C. Brown was the Historian for the Old Dominion Dental Society, a fraternity of dentists that then became the Tri-State Dental Association and the Interstate Dental Association, before settling on the National Dental Association.

Coincidently, Richard Tancil, founder of the Nickel Savings Bank, was formerly in the medical space, graduating from Howard University with a degree in medicine in 1882, and practicing at Freedman’s hospital in D.C., before settling on a new life in High Finance. (newafrican77)

(Nickel Savings Bank is part of the Atlas RVA! Project)

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