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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Alabama State Bank Building, 1833'

 

74. Alabama State Bank Building, 1833

Decatur, Morgan County

 

The Alabama legislature established a state bank in 1823 and built the Decatur branch in 1833. The failure of the state banking system in 1843 was a major political scandal. The old state bank building in Decatur serves today as a museum and archives.