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Catalog Number WF 4396
Caption ODLIN, Reno
Description Reno Odlin was the son of William T. Odlin who moved to Anacortes in 1988 and founded Citizen's Bank at Commercial and 8th Street. His actions restored banking service to Anacortes, which had been without any since the 1893 depression closed the town's banks. Odlin's bank specialized in handling lumber, shingle, and canning industry accounts. On 1-5-1905, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that W. T. Odlin proved "faithful to the town, its institutions, and citizens through the dark days and into the light." Shortly afterward, on 4-6-1905, the paper reported that W. T. Odlin of Citizen's Bank was to build a "fine brick or stone" building at the corner of Commercial and 7th. Odlin served as mayor of Anacortes in 1906. The 1921 city directory listed Reno Odlin as a cashier at Citizen's Bank. In 1936 he joined Puget Sound National Bank in Tacoma as president, and served 37 years there until his retirement in December 1973. He died at age 82 in Tacoma.
Date 1926 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
People
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People ODLIN, Reno
Place Anacortes, Washington
Search Terms people
portrait
Object Name Negative