The Great Depression hits home

October 1, 1931. Safety deposit box renters wait anxiously outside the Central Bank & Trust Company to access their boxes the first day the bank opened to depositors after the bank failed on to open 2 days earlier due to a lack of funds.

The building is now home to Hilton’s Home 2 Suites but the plaques bearing “CTC” on the facade hint at it’s previous life as one of many banks that failed before the FDIC insured bank deposits.

Safety deposit box renters outside the Central Bank & Trust Co. | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

The Great Depression hits home | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

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