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T. C. Frost and the Frost Bank

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San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 25' 30.6984", -98° 29' 34.8"
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    Thomas Claiborne Frost (1833-1903) came to Texas from Alabama in 1855 to Teach at Austin College, Huntsville. Admitted tothe bar in 1856, he served as a Texas Ranger before setting up a law practice in Comanche County. He was a delegate to the seccession convetion in 1861 and an officer in the Confederate Army. For a time after 1865, he ran freight business between San Antonio nd the Port of Indiaola. In 1868 frost entered a partnership with his brother John and M.L. Fitch in a Mercantile company located at this site. In 1874 T.C. Forst became the sole owner of the operation, to which he added a frost was a trusted merchant with a strong safe, he served as banker for the conveince of his customers. Frost gradually phased out his mercantile and wool interests and developed the service into a general banking business. The bank acquired a national charter in 1899. Thornton, Wright and Co., formerly traders National Bank, and Lockwood National bank merged with Frost. In 1922 Frost National Bank Erected this 12-story building on the original store site. The bank moved to larger facilities on west Houston Street in 1973.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

T. C. Frost and the Frost Bank Historical Marker Location Map, San Antonio, Texas

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