The Ladd & Bush Bank Building was first built in 1909. It is said to be the “first steel and concrete fire-resistant building in Salem” and “Salem’s first financial institution.”
Our tour gave us a peek at the original safe, cases of antique coins and measurements, and several old “calculators” formerly used in money counting. We were also able to visit the basement, the safe deposit boxes, and the large current day vault. Correction: the children were able to visit the vault. Adults had to wait in the lobby. My 5 year old thought this detail was absolutely delightful. He humbly tried to offer his sympathy by saying, “Sorry you had to miss the fun Mom. It’s just that you are so old.”
(even us old-folks). Thank you to US Bank for hosting!