South First National Bank Block in Salem, Oregon, 1992
The South First National Bank Block at 241-247 Commercial St. NE in Salem, Marion County, Oregon was
constructed in 1887 during Salem's first period of private redevelopment. Following a series of fires, the
downtown merchants began replacing wood frame construction with brick buildings. The building was designed by
prominent architect Holly A. Cornell (1859-1911), who is also believed to have designed mansions for Werner
Breyman and Governor Zenas Moody mansion.The South First National Bank Block is the only known extant
Salem building designed by Cornell. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Salem, Oregon; Marion County; Commercial Street; South First National Bank Block; Cornell, Holly A.; National Register of Historic Places