Join us in honoring Downtown’s history and explore the past with our new series Museum Mondays!
Thank you to our friends at the Fuquay-Varina Museums for the historical image and information.
Head on over to their website or Facebook page to follow or arrange a tour to learn more!
Bank of Fuquay
The Bank of Fuquay is the oldest continuous business in Fuquay-Varina. The business was incorporated on June 10, 1909 and opened in one room while the Bank of Fuquay building was constructed. The bank was responsible for several firsts including: Maude Van Hook becoming the first woman cashier in North Carolina and then the first woman bank vice-president in the state, as well as Robert Prince becoming the youngest cashier in the state.
In 1946 the building was damaged by fire, remodeled and expanded. In 1979 the bank merged with Fidelity Bank and moved across Main Street.
The Bank of Fuquay building now houses The Abshure Realty Group.