Citizens National Bank opened its doors in 1915 at 7305 Manchester and was just a little over a decade old when Route 66 rolled through. The original facade (see photo below) changed over the years as the bank weathered a fire and made way for new technology. Citizens was the first bank in the Midwest to offer a drive-through and walk-up window.
Photo circa 1940's shows original bank building facade.
Citizens National Bank advertisement from the 1940's (above). Prototype of the Citizens National Bank plaque (below). The actual plaque is located on the south side of the 7300 block of Manchester.