BANK OF GUAM MAIN BRANCH EARLY 1970s
BANK OF GUAM FORMER MAIN BRANCH TODAY
Today called the Santa Cruz Branch
I remember the first mobile-home structure that housed the infant Bank of Guam in the early 1970s. When the corporate headquarters moved to its present high-rise building on the east side of town, the former headquarters pictured above became the Santa Cruz branch. Santa Cruz was the name of the pre-war barrio or district of Hagåtña where this building is located.
By the way, the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of this building looked like this....
Look at the floral prints!
And the telephone numbers that began with 777.
Some of the faces I can identify are (beginning on the left) : Felino Amistad, Julie and father Tim Certeza, who owned the land before the Bank bought it, Judge Joaquin Perez, Speaker Florencio Ramirez, Jose Untalan, Bishop (at the time) Felixberto Flores, Msgr. Jose Leon Guerrero, John Kerr, Lt. Gov. Kurt Moylan, Francisco Leon Guerrero, Bank President Jesus Leon Guerrero and Joe Carlos (contractor).