National Exchange Bank of Greenville
Founded in 1822 as the Smithfield Exchange Bank, this institution became the National Exchange Bank of Greenville in 1865 with a capital of $150,000.
It first occupied the Greenville Tavern (also known as the Waterman Tavern) on Putnam Pike in Greenville, a village in the town of Smithfield. (This building was recently refurbished and you can see a photo of the work done, including the bank’s original safe here.) In the 1850s, the bank built a new brick edifice adjacent to the tavern.
National Exchange was liquidated on July 20, 1928 when its capital at the time was noted as $150,000. It subsequently became the Greenville Trust Company on July 20, 1928.
In 1954, Greenville Trust was acquired by Citizens Savings Bank of Providence (formerly the High Street Bank).