Created By: PH Project
Planning for the People’s National Bank began in March 1887, and on May 16th 1887 the Bank opened for business on the corner of Neilson and Church Streets. From the very beginning the bank’s growth was rapid. In just under twenty years it had accumulated capital of $100, 000. One of its presidents was the Hon. Benjamin f. Howell who served in congress for more than seven terms. In 1969 the bank was renamed the People’s National Bank of Central Jersey and was moved to Piscataway Township. The bank closed in 2015. Today the building houses the Old Bay Restaurant, a New Orleans-style restaurant that serves Southern Louisiana dishes in an atmosphere reminiscent of New Orleans and Mardi Gras!
Reading Between the Landscapes
There are a number of banks in New Brunswick, how many have you found? What benefits do you think commercial banks bring to the City? Any drawbacks?
This point of interest is part of the tour: New Brunswick: A Walk through the Past