Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Closed for lunch 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
24 years and 1 month to the day after Richmond fell to Union Troops, March 2, 1888, the first black owned and black-operated bank in the USA, The True Reformers Savings Bank received its state charter in Richmond, VA. The bank officially opened in 1889. At its peak in 1907, it took in more than #1 million in deposits. during the financial panic of 1893, it was the only bank in Richmond that continued honoring its check. Its leader was a former slave named "William Washington Browne" (1849-1897). He was given the name "Ben" at his birth in Habersham County, GA.