Created By: Historic Decatur Association
Through over 175 years of often turbulent history, the Old State Bank has survived as a proud monument to Decatur’s past and the development of banking in Alabama. The decision to build a branch of the Alabama state bank in Decatur was one of the first events in the town’s early history to lift Decatur from relative obscurity to a role of importance in the state. The impressive Classic Revival structure symbolized the ambitious plans early leaders envisioned for the town.
A unique feature of the bank was the requirement that the head cashier reside in a 2nd floor apartment to provide security and stability. The building is being restored to reflect this original use, and features period room settings and displays that interpret life in the 1830’s.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Old Decatur Historic District