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From the archives of the Richmond Fed, Spotlight features some of the more interesting documents, images and other artifacts from its long history.

During 2014, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond commemorated the Bank’s first 100 years. Spotlight featured a new item each week highlighting something different about the Bank, its people, and the culture that has been built over its history.


December 30, 2014

Richmond and the Fifth District Look Forward to Another 100 Years

Richmond and the Fifth District have grown together over the past 100 years.

December 23, 2014

President Wilson Thanks Governor Seay

President Woodrow Wilson sent a letter of thanks to FRB Richmond Governor George Seay.

December 16, 2014

FRB Richmond Negotiates Land Prices, 1916

A letter from the Virginia Trust Company to the Richmond Fed, negotiating the price of land at Ninth and Franklin Streets.

December 9, 2014

Video of Cornerstone Ceremony for Byrd Street Building

The cornerstone ceremony for the new FRB Richmond building, December 8, 1977.

December 2, 2014

Original Bank Design Competition

The eight entries in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond design competition.

November 25, 2014

FRB Richmond Celebrates 30 Years

A letter from Federal Reserve Board Chairman Marriner Eccles thanking Richmond for all they had done during the first 30 years.

November 18, 2014

FRB Richmond Opens on November 16, 1914

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond officially opened for business on November 16, 1914.

November 13, 2014

First Day, 1914

The Richmond Fed opened on November 16, 1914, at 1109 East Main Street in Richmond.

November 11, 2014

FRB Richmond Building, 1984

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond dedicated its new and current headquarters on November 14, 1978.

November 6, 2014

Branch Auditors

In 1959, the Board of Directors established resident auditors at each branch.

Lloyd Bostian

Lloyd Bostian describes the changes in bank supervision, regulation, and credit over his 40+ year career with the Fed.