Through the years, the buildings located at 13057 S. Western Avenue have always been home to banking institutions. Later this year, Raven’s Place owner Raymond Thomas will be opening a multi-space recreational destination with fun for the entire family and space for private parties, with a nod to the building’s rich history in the name: The Vault.
Blue Island Chamber Members who RSVP
will get an exclusive first-look at The Vault following the August 30 Lunch & Learn presentation from Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Regional Manager Pilar Trejo.
Not yet a member? All are invited to the lunch and presentation, and if you’d like to attend the tour as well, there’s still time to join the Chamber. Visit blueislandchamber.org
for more details.
The original bank building at 13057 S. Western, home of Commercial Bank.
Blue Island Day Parade, 1912, with the new bank building shown in the upper right corner.
The bank often used historical images in advertising, like the above from the Blue Island Day Parade.
This postcard image of Commercial Bank has been featured in bank calendars and made available in canvas through Blue Island Historical Society.
The building shortly before newly installed lights were illuminated.
Lights warming up in a special installation ceremony.
The bank building’s new lighting, fully illuminated.
New First National Bank of Blue Island signage being installed.
13057 S. Western from the southeast side of Vermont St. looking northwest.
13057 S. Western from the north side of Western Ave looking southeast.