City National Bank (Galveston, Texas)

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City National Bank
City National Bank Building, Galveston.jpg
City National Bank (Galveston, Texas) is located in Texas
City National Bank (Galveston, Texas)
City National Bank (Galveston, Texas) is located in the US
City National Bank (Galveston, Texas)
Location 2219 Ave. D, Galveston, Texas
Coordinates 29°18′18″N 94°47′36″W / 29.30500°N 94.79333°W / 29.30500; -94.79333Coordinates: 29°18′18″N 94°47′36″W / 29.30500°N 94.79333°W / 29.30500; -94.79333
Area less than one acre
Built 1919-20
Architect Weary & Eiford Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Central Business District MRACentral Business District MRA
NRHP Reference # 84001680[1]
Added to NRHP August 14, 1984

The City National Bank was a bank and is also the name of its historic building in Galveston, Texas. The bank was founded in December 1907 by W.L. Moody; the building was built during 1919-20.[2][3]:16

The City National Bank became the Moody National Bank. The downtown building is now the Galveston County Historical Museum.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

The building was a $200,000 structure built specifically for City National Bank. Its exterior has a pedimented portico with Corinthian columns and it has a barrel-vaulted interior.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register as part of a collection covered in a study of the city's historic resources.[3]

The Moody family also built the Medical Arts Building (1927-29), and the Jean Lafitte Hotel (1927), among the biggest structures in Galveston, and the latter also NRHP-listed.[3] And in the same block as the City National Bank is the U.S. National Bank (1923-25), an Italian Renaissance 11-story skyscraper building that is an "interesting contrast" architecturally, and was also listed in the study.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Ellen Beasley (November 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: City National Bank". National Archives.  (includes photo from 1982) (accessible by searching within National Archives Catalog)
  3. ^ a b c d Ellen Beasley (April 29, 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Central Business District Multiple Resources Area" (PDF). Retrieved February 18, 2017.