526 S. Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
CATEGORY: Historical Properties
YEAR BUILT: 1912
The historic 1912 Tempe National Bank building survives as Tempe’s most tangible evidence of an institution that made significant contributions to the broad patterns of community history and development. The Tempe National Bank was established on January 4, 1901, by pioneer Tempe businessmen and agriculturalists in a demonstration of optimism and commitment to the future of the community.
The historic 1912 Tempe National Bank building stands in testimony of earlier community aspirations and ambitions. Spared from proposed demolition at the onset of the 21st century, the 2005 interpretive rehabilitation of the structure retains the original scale and proportion of the landmark 1912 property as it continues to define the southern gateway to historic Mill Avenue in Tempe.