Section: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editors

To the Editors:

As a long-time resident of Gambier, I express concern for Kenyon’s historic bank building. The Peoples Bank has served as Gambier’s economic center since 1920. It was prosperous enough to be robbed by Dillinger’s gang. Over the years, the bank building served as a visible symbol of Gambier’s identity and independent spirit. Today, the Peoples Bank remains the only locally owned and operated community bank in Knox County. Its former building serves students as a central, accessible theater venue. For Gambier, this building has historic value comparable to that of the Mail Pouch in Mount Vernon. Its loss will be disappointing.

Sincerely,

Joan Slonczewski

Robert A. Oden, Jr. Professor of Biology

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