Citizens Bank of Weston, WV

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Organized in 1978, the Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is an affiliate of ABANA. We represent blacksmiths, bladesmiths, and farriers in West Virginia and its surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. 

We publish a quarterly newsletter which keeps our membership up to date on events. The newsletter also features many metalworking tips.  

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citizens bank, 1930

The Citizens Bank of Weston in 1930 just after completion. 

Photo by Samuel Yellin Co., courtesy of Claire Yellin, Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Co., Philadelphia. 

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A Man and His Bank is the amazing story of Tom Whelan, the bank president who closed the doors of the Citizens Bank during the Great Depression rather than foreclose on his friends. Phil Conley's inspiring, first-hand account of the run on the bank in October 1931 and its reopening in 1934 will introduce you to the highly respected man who planned and built an architectural masterpiece.    Samuel Yellin's Gift to West Virginia; The Bank as a Work of Art. 

Written during the American Bicentennial in 1976 by ABA founding member George Nichols, this article aptly praises Samuel Yellin's artistry and his commitment to the highest standards of his craft. 

 

Art Deco 1980--The Citizens Bank expanded its facility in 1980. Reinventing Art Deco style was a challenge for Harvey Yellin, Samuel Yellin's son.

 

 

Color photos by Glenn Conner for the ABA

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front gates

front entry

front gate detail

front gate detail

lobby ceiling

lobby ceiling

window grille

window grille

spire detail

spire detail

gate lock detail

lock detail

stair railing

stair railing

window grille detail

window grille detail

vault passgate

lobby fence and gate

rosette

front gate rosette

passgate and clock

lobby fence and gate

railing twist

railing twist detail

pass gate

passage gate

teller wicket

teller wicket

 

 

 

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