Redmond State Bank circa 1912, looking west on Cleveland Street
Photo Courtesy of Redmond Historical Society
"On July 28,1911, the Redmond State Bank received
its charter and opened for business on the corner of Leary Way and Cleveland
Street in a brick building now occupied by Brad Best Realty." according to
the book Our Town Redmond by Nancy Way.
While the building may not have changed much Cleveland Street sure
has. Cleveland is the main west to east
traffic corridor going through downtown Redmond. Once home to the Livery and Eagle Tavern,
today it is a myriad of businesses. The
other striking aspect of the photograph is the four girls posing near the bank,
perhaps they were on their way to school when the photographer asked them to
pose? One wonders what the future held
This is one of six historic Redmond
photographs being featured in the Redmond Library's Then & Now Photo
Contest. From June until August 15th residents of every age and
background will be vying for a chance to have their photographs be the "Now"
representations of six Redmond scenes, including this one. Grand Prize Winners
will receive $100.
your photos in an electronic format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
in person at the Redmond Library. Photo
captions must accompany all submissions, along with your name, email address
and telephone number. Captions should
include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the
name and age of the photographer(s).
can try to recreate the scene from the historical photograph as accurately as
possible or use your creative sense to capture the scene from the historical
photograph in a pleasing artful way. Awards
will be given in a Youth and Adult Category.
your photos by August 15, 2012. Winners will be announced September 15. See the complete rules at: http://blogs.kcls.org/redmond/2012/05/photo-contest-rules-terms-and.html
or by inquiring at the Information Desk of the Redmond Library. Sponsored by
The Friends of Redmond Library.