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Kanawha Valley Bank


Kanawha Valley Bank, later One Valley Bank and now BB&T, was organized in 1867 by the Dickinson family and others involved in the salt industry. Of the three banks opened in Charleston immediately after the Civil War, Kanawha Valley Bank was the only one to survive the financial panic of 1873. The bank occupied this building at the corner of Kanawha and Capitol streets beginning in 1894. The building was torn down in 1963.

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