Current Notices

Don't miss WKRV's live remote broadcast from FNB's Financial Center in Vandalia on Aug. 17 from 10-noon.  You can make your guess in the 107 Pounds of Cash Contest!

History

History

exterior of building at original location on Third Street
Original location of the National Bank on Third Street across from the Old State Capitol.

bank employees behind counters in early 1900s
The First National Bank lobby as it looked in the early 1900s.

car pulled up to the drive-up banking in 1950s
The first drive-up lane opened in 1956.

 

Timeline

  • 1865 - The National Bank of Vandalia founded.
  • 1883 - Renamed The Bank of Vandalia.
  • 1895 - Renamed The First National Bank of Vandalia.
  • 1910 - FNB purchases Dieckmann Hotel.
  • 1914 - FNB moves into first floor of Dieckmann Hotel.
  • 1941 - First night deposit installed.
  • 1954 - Dieckmann Hotel closes. FNB converts second floor into office space.
  • 1955 - First time and temperature sign installed.
  • 1956 - First drive-up facility built. (A second drive-up is added in 1967.)
  • 1973 - FNB "motor bank" opened two blocks east of main building.
  • 1974 - FNB enters the tech age as a computer department is added.
  • 1983 - First ATM machine installed.
  • 1992 - As part of major renovation and expansion, "motor bank" closes and new drive-up lanes are added at main building.
  • 1994 - Renamed The First National Bank with acquisition of Ramsey State Bank and First State Bank of Patoka.
  • 1997 - 24-hour telephone banking introduced.
  • 1999 - FNB launches website and on-line banking.
  • 2002 - Eighth Street facility in Vandalia obtained from the Fifth Third Bank.
  • 2008 - Greenville and Mulberry Grove branches acquired.
  • 2009 - FNB Financial Center opens.
  • 2015 - FNB celebrates 150th anniversary. Mobile deposit is offered for the first time.

FNB Presidents

  • Dr. Nathaniel M. McCurdy
    1865-1876
  • Simeon Perkins
    1876-1883
  • William M. Fogler
    1883-1916
  • Franklin C. Eckard
    1916-1922
  • Dr. Frank L. Rice
    1922-1944
  • Harry E. Rogier
    1944-1966
  • Harold Hartwick
    1966 to 1987
  • L. Ray Radliff
    1988 to 1991
  • William "Ernie" Chappel
    1991 to 2015
  • Michael R. Radliff
    2015 to present