The State Bank of Silverhill Stockholders List

LAND OWNER LIST

This is the list of people who have owned the property where the old Silverhill Bank Building was built.

Date of Sale Land Owner Buyer - Details

July 1900

Lots 23 & 24

C. O. Carlson

Oscar T. Johnson

Carlson and Johnson were both members of the Svea Land Co.

March 1909

Lots 23 & 24

Oscar T. Johnson

Oscar Johnson

This may be a name correction.

March 1925

Lot 24

Oscar Johnson

State Bank of Silverhill

There was confusion in the position of this lot, which actually turns out to be East half of Lots 23 & 24.

September 1925

East half of
Lots 23 & 24

Oscar Johnson

State Bank of Silverhill

This is a correction of the legal description of the property. The bank is built in 1927 then closes in 1933.

January 1936

East half of
Lots 23 & 24

Superintendent of Bank of Alabama

Mr. & Mrs. Sixten Edhegard

The family of 10 lives upstairs and operates a business downstairs.

Paid $1500 ($30 a month at 6% interest).

August 1940

West half of
Lots 23 & 24

Estate of
Oscar Johnson

Elvera Armstrong, Oscar's daughter

April 1945

East half of
Lots 23 & 24

Mr. & Mrs. Sixten
Edhegard

Mr. & Mrs. David Forsman

The couple lives upstairs, then rents it to other families. The downstairs remains empty.

July 1951

West half of
Lots 23 & 24

Elvera Armstrong

Mr. & Mrs. David Forsman

With this sale the 2 lots are now back to a single owner.

In 1952 Frank Sturma & Ernest Wigstrom rent the downstairs for their business United Appliance.

United Appliance moves to Robertsdale. The upstairs is rented as a family dwelling and the downstairs is empty.

September 1959

Lots 23 & 24

Mr. & Mrs. David
Forsman

Gale & Nora Hollinger

February 1964

Lots 23 & 24

Gale & Nora Hollinger

James & Estelle Cooper

Cooper's Restaurant downstairs.

September 1987

Lots 23 & 24

James & Estelle Cooper

Elton & Jewel Keating

Keating's Convenient Store & Gas Station.

When Keatings close this business, a pizza parlor opens downstairs. After that business closes, Geneva Wilson rents the building, living upstairs. Downstairs she runs Geneva's Diner and second hand shop.

November 1994

Lots 23 & 24

Elton & Jewel Keating

1st Baptist Church of Silverhill

Geneva continues living there and running her business.

Paid $75,000

August 2000

Lots 23 & 24

1st Baptist Church of
Silverhill

Joseph D. Spalding

Historic renovation Sept. 2000 - May 2001. Dr. Spalding lives upstairs and runs antique/furniture business downstairs.

Paid $90,000