Ames Trust & Savings Sidewalk
Unpublished Tribune photo from April 27, 1956
Ames Mayor Joseph Lawlor, right, was the first customer to use the convenient sidewalk teller window newly installed by Ames Trust and Savings Bank. Clay Stafford, bank president, and Melvin Popelka, left, witnessed the 1956 transaction. Bank teller Fern Kelsay is barely visible inside the bank window.
Tribune, October 27, 1965
BUSINESS NEWS - Workmen break out (or break in) at the Ames Trust and Savings Bank. A new walk-up teller window will be installed for the benefit of patrons. Authorization for two-minute unmetered parking opposite the sidewalk has been granted during banking hours.
Ames Daily Tribune, April 27, 1956
CONVENIENT - The Sidewalk Teller recently installed on the Fifth Street side of the bank building is now in complete operation adding drive-up convenience to the complete banking services of the Ames Trust.
EASY TO USE - It's very easy to transact your banking business with the Sidewalk Teller. Since there is no outside counter, it is important that checks be endorsed and whenever possible, deposit slips be filled out in advance. This means quicker service.
PARKING - Designed to solve your parking problems for quick bank transactions, the Sidewalk Teller is adjacent to two parking spaces reserved for two minute use. Drive up to the curb, step over to the Sidewalk Teller, transact your business and be on your way a few seconds later.
DEPOSITS - Most Checking Account deposits are received in the same way as in the lobby. Large deposits of currency and silver must be accepted "subject to count." When Savings Account deposits and Budget Loan Payments are made, the pass book will be returned by mail.
SPEAKER - You can talk to the teller in a normal manner with the two-way speaker. Most quick bank transactions except note payments and savings withdrawals may be handled at the Sidewalk Teller. Statements and large change orders can be furnished if you telephone in advance.
WITHDRAWALS - Endorse your check before presenting to the Teller. Only withdrawals which can be handled quickly should be presented at the Sidewalk Teller Window. Many other services are available by telephone arrangement.