The “Roaring '20s” was a time of economic confidence in Waynesburg and the nation. During this era, local investors created two monumental Beaux-Arts bank buildings that continue to add grandeur to Waynesburg’s downtown almost 100 years later.
|In a photo dated December 31, 1923, Citizens National Bank nears completion. Source: Greene County Historical Society & Museum, via greeneconnections.com
|Photographed one month later, this view shows both the office and bank buildings. In the distance, the Downey House Hotel will be destroyed by fire less than two years later. Photo source: Greene County Historical Society via greeneconnections.com.