CLEVELAND - PNC Bank now has a tribute to the history of Northeast Ohio banking set up in the atrium of its Cleveland headquarters located at 1900 East Ninth St.
It's part of the PNC Bank "Legacy Project" honoring the 165 year history of the bank it replaced, National City Bank.
Here is the fact sheet on the "Legacy Project," provided to NewsChannel5 by PNC Bank:
The PNC Legacy Project is a comprehensive initiative designed to honor, document, and preserve the history of predecessor banks, the employees and officers who guided them, and the communities they served.
The stories of these banks are told through displays showcasing distinctive artifacts, graphic images and oral histories.
Historic artifacts presented in Legacy Project displays provide insight into bank operations of the past and reveal the intrinsic relationship between the banks and the local community.
The project has taped and archived the voices and experiences of long-time employees, customers, business and community leaders, recognizing the place of individual documentation as an important element in the historic record.
Excerpts of these interviews are featured in a video displayed in the exhibit. Access to the 15 complete oral histories can be found on the PNC Legacy Project website at www.pnclegacyproject.com .
In conjunction with the PNC Legacy Project and its focus on the history of this region, PNC is the presenting sponsor of the Historic Gateway Neighborhood’s “Take a Hike” guided walking tours, which include stops in the Historic Gateway Neighborhood, Historic Warehouse District, Canal
Basin Park and Playhouse Square areas, two of which are in the vicinity of the PNC Legacy Project exhibit. “Take a Hike” is also generously supported by Downtown Cleveland Alliance.
Additionally, the PNC Foundation, which receives principal funding from PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., will give a $10,000 grant to the Western Reserve Historical Society to support the organization’s efforts to preserve and share the rich history of this region.
PNC recognizes the contributions of predecessor banks and honors the role these institutions have played in local economic development. As stewards of community history, PNC Bank is committed to upholding the enduring trust that has been placed in these banks by its communities.
The Legacy Project to honor National City Bank and the banking industry in Cleveland is located in the PNC Center atrium at 1900 East Ninth St. in Cleveland.
The exhibit is free and open to the public for self-guided tours.
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