Old State Bank
One of the most iconic and historic buildings in San Marcos, the "Old State Bank" building was constructed in 1891. The Newton Gang robbed the bank in 1924, a heist that included setting dynamite charges around the vault. The bank was also used for the 1970 Hollywood movie "The Getaway," starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. The building now holds a themed restaurant on the first floor that incorporates the old vault and teller cages. The second story is home to loft apartments.
Backstory and Context
In 1946, San Marcos was the subject of a federally-funded film called "Our Home Town." The Old State Bank is featured in the film, embedded below, around two-minute mark. The film shows lots of historic photos and video footage of the downtown area as it stood in 1946.