ASCU building celebrates turning 100 years old!

Celebrate 100 years with us!

fort buidling 100th anniversary

American Southwest Credit Union’s Fort Huachuca Branch currently operates in Building #41331 on Fort Huachuca and there is something extra special about this building this year……it is turning 100 years old!

Join the ASCU Team on Aug 8th @ 10:00am we will celebrate this event with a ribbon cutting including the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, Fort H Garrison Command Col. Wright and Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller. We are working with the Historical Museum and Public Relations Office on Post to gather a timeline of the building as well as some ASCU history as well. See our Facebook page for the event details here.

Built in 1917, as a radio station, the historical photographs show that the building also functioned as a Western Union Telegraph Office at the time. The steel radio towers were dismantled between 1942 and 1945 when scrap iron was in high demand during WWII. In the early 1950s it was briefly operated as a Baptist Mission church before becoming a bank operated by First National Bank of Arizona.

By the way – Did you know that American Southwest Credit Union’s first location was on Fort Huachuca and known as Huachuca Federal Credit Union? Yep, click here for more history on ASCU and keep watching for more info!1917 radio station

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