Bank Gives Drive-In Service (Sep, 1938)

Bank Gives Drive-In Service
TO ANSWER the convenience needs of automobile patrons of the Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, a drive-in branch has been built. At this bank, the patron drives his car into a special driveway along which special windows are available where he may transact his business. After the transaction is completed, the patron drives out through a special exit.

  1. DrewE says: August 4, 201110:41 am

    It’s a very special way to bank. I am a bit curious what, if anything, made the driveway and exit special–or if (as I suspect) they used the word to mean “dedicated” or not shared with other bank patrons/activities.

  2. Andrew L. Ayers says: August 4, 201111:19 am

    @DrewE: I think your conclusion is correct; though I do agree that they needed a better editor for that bit (maybe one not so special)… 🙂

  3. Thundercat says: August 4, 20116:28 pm

    Is it just me, or from the picture does it look more like the car is inside the bank, and the teller is outside looking in?

  4. Hirudinea says: August 4, 20116:42 pm

    @ Thundercat – That would be one hell of a drive-in bank!

  5. Mike says: August 4, 20119:01 pm

    Thundercat, it was a prototype, they didn’t have all the details worked out yet.

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