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PNC Bank Corp.
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The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) is a diversified financial services companies in the United States, with businesses engaged in retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, asset management and global fund processing services. The Comp...
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The bank's part in the July ...
The bank's part in the July 1864 ransom of the city makes it especially of interest to historians, said Mary Beth Corrigan, historian for PNC.
"It is part of the city's legend," Corrigan
...Corrigan, who holds a Ph.D from the University of Maryland, was working with the Historical Society of Washington when PNC acquired Riggs Bank in 2005.
"I thought at first I was working myself out of a job," Corrigan
said of reviewing and compiling the historic materials.
But there is now such a large amount of materials, from all of the banks acquired by PNC
will be busy into the future.Corrigan
emphasized that neither she
nor materials are set up for research by scholars.
"That is something entirely different," she
said."At this point the Legacy Project is to educate the public."Frederick
is key to the Legacy project because of its location, Corrigan
, which became part of PNC
with the acquisition of Farmers & Mechanics, had been established as a savings bank for local farmers, Corrigan
is coordinating similar Legacy Projects at seven other locations.Each is unique for the specific area, from Fredericksburg, Va., to Baltimore and Annapolis to Westminster.
The Frederick location provides space for a display of equipment, photos and video.Corrigan
said some of the banks have graphics or differing displays, mostly dependent on the space available.
One of the historic incidents shown on the video is a fire that raged in Baltimore in 1904.
Only the Mercantile building and another bank were left standing while surrounding buildings were destroyed.Corrigan
said much of that was due to planned construction using materials that could withstand fire to protect customers' deposits and records.She
said that construction was done looking at the fire in Chicago which devastated much of that city.The Citizens Branch of the bank was built with that in mind as well, she
Abraham Lincolnâ€™s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure
Appreciation is also extended to Frank Namisniak, former owner of Franklin & Co; optical historian Dr. Charles Letocha; Jean Heilprin Diehl, great-great granddaughter of Isaac Heilprin; Jennifer King, Manuscripts Librarian, Gelman Library of George Washington University; Mary Beth Corrigan, PNC Bank archivist; Todd Gustavson, Curator of Technology and Mark Osterman, Process Historian at the George Eastman House; Rachel Bohlmann, Director, Public Programs Department, Newberry Library; Olga Tsapina, Manuscripts Department, The Huntington Library (Papers of Ward H. Lamon); Jenny Benjamin, Director, Museum of Vision, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Jim Garrett, Lincoln assassination historian; Lincoln historians Dr. Ralph Riffenburgh and Earl J. Hunt, OD; and webmaster Lee Berkowitz.
However, archivist Mary Beth Corrigan acknowledged the existence of a poster created in the 1940s-50s titled "Mr.
Board of Trustees | The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Mary Beth Corrigan, Vice-Chair
HSW Staff and Board of Trustees
Mary Beth Corrigan
Quatrefoil Associates designed ...
Quatrefoil Associates designed the exhibit, Mary Beth Corrigan, Ph.D., curated the exhibit and David O'Neil produced the oral histories.