Jefferson County Savings Bank

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The Jefferson County Savings Bank was a bank established in 1885 by Christian Enslen. It was headquartered in the newly-built, four-story Jefferson County Bank Building on the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue North and 21st Street.

Enslen's son, Eugene served as cashier in the beginning, and took over as president in 1909. He became chairman in 1911 at his father's retirement and directed construction of the 25-story Jefferson County Savings Bank building, which opened in 1913.

The huge office tower proved a burden on the bank. It suffered a run in January 1915 and closed its doors on January 28 of that year. Eugene Enslen was later indicted for accepting deposits after the bank's insolvency.