216 West Main Street
Present-Day - The Bank Bistro
The Bank of Washington was built in 1854. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this Greek Revival-style building is virtually fireproof and boasts a brick-lined roof. It survived the threat of two massive fires, one in 1864 when the Union forces abandoned the town and another in 1902 that destroyed many other buildings downtown. It survived a most recent threat when its western neighbor burned in 1981. At one time, the Bank of Washington ranked the foremost in the state and won a high reputation for the prudent and able manner in which it was managed. The Bank was the State and County depository.