Victory Savings Bank

Victory Savings Bank (HM2C0O)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.166', W 81° 2.329'

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Victory Savings Bank, founded in 1921, was the first, and for many years the only, black-owned bank in S.C. It was chartered by I.S. Joseph as president and I.S. Leevy and C.E. Stephenson as vice presidents, and opened at 1107 Washington St. in the heart of Columbia's black business district. It was in this building 1955-1985, then moved to Sumter St., where it became S.C. Community Bank in 1999. Dr. Henry D. Monteith, who became president in 1948, led the bank for many years. His sister Modjeska Monteith Simkins, notable civil rights leader, held several positions here. This bank offered loans to blacks after widespread economic reprisals, many related to the Clarendon County school desegregation case Briggs v. Elliott, later included in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case (1954).
HM NumberHM2C0O
Year Placed2014
Placed ByCity of Columbia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 496415 N 3762463
Decimal Degrees34.00276667, -81.03881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.166', W 81° 2.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 9.96" N, 81° 2' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 919 Washington St, Columbia SC 29201, US
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