Alabama National Bank
The Alabama National Bank was founded in April 1884 as the Alabama State Bank by Joseph Johnston, T. B. Lyons and John Read with $200,000 in capital stock. It grew to become the largest bank in the state by 1887 with capital of $500,000. The bank occupied the three-story Alabama National Bank Building on the southeast corner of 20th Street and 1st Avenue North.
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