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Beekman’s Bank

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September 30, 2014

Cornelius C. Beekman erected his second bank building in 1863 at the northeast corner of California and 3rd streets in Jacksonville. Beekman’s Bank remains furnished exactly as it was when Beekman closed and locked the door for the last time in 1915. During his tenure, over $40 million in gold crossed his bank counters—at a time when gold was valued a little over $18 per ounce…