Saturday, May 19, 2012
Casa Linda State Bank
Casa Linda State Bank's application for a charter was okayed by the State Banking Board in October 1953. The bank's directors were all Dallasites: B. H. Bishop, Carl M. Brown, John A. Maxwell, Carl A. Reed, W. E. Stone, J. M Tuttle Jr. and Edward L. Vint. The bank officially opened on March 6, 1954 at 234 Casa Linda Plaza. My best guess is that it was located in the quadrant that housed the Casa Linda Theatre, and probably occupied the site that was home to Soup'R'Salad in the 1990s.
The bank officially changed its name to First Citizens Bank in January 1960, and in 1961 it moved to a new building in the Lochwood Village Shopping Center at Garland Road and Jupiter.