Mercantile Bank Corporation

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    For Sale: A Dozen Photos of the Mighty Mercantile National Bank In the 1940s

    ​A couple of years back we virtually toured the Mercantile Bank Building as it looked following its 1958 redo, when Heritage Auctions made available 17 never-before-seen photos of R.L. Thornton's skyscraper taken by legendary Chicago-based architectural-photo firm Hedrich Blessing. Those photos, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    A Picture of a Lewisville Lumber Salesman Sold For $26,000. But Those Merc Photos, Not at All.

    Heritage Auction Galleries/Hedrich BlessingThe drive-thru at the Friendly Mercantile, as seen amongst the 17 photos that can be yours for a steal​Richard Avedon's photo of Lewisville lumber salesman John Harrison and his daughter Melissa, taken in 1981 for In the American West, sold for $26,290. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Go Inside the Mighty Mercantile Back in '58

    Heritage Auction Galleries/Hedrich BlessingR.L. Thornton had himself one groovy penthouse atop the Mercantile Bank Building.​While browsing the Heritage Auction Galleries site late last night, in search of something entirely unrelated (this, if you must know), I came across a most estimable offeri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Dallas After Dark: Tomorrow Night, It's Lights Out, Yet Again, For Earth Hour

    Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth Hour​Speaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    A Coffee-Table Tribute to Those Who Built This City (Not on Rock and Roll)

    From the book: "Storey Stemmons, Trammell Crow and John Stemmons pose prayerfully as L. G.Rainey of Equitable prepares to take over the permanent financing from J.D. Francis of the Mercantile Bank." After the jump, the full press release announcing the publication of THE BOOK -- Dallas/Fort Worth Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Zale's, a Diamond in the Rough

    Irving-based Zale Corporation, which moved from Wichita Falls to the Mercantile Bank Building in downtown Dallas in 1946, has hit a rough patch -- again. Fourteen years after getting out from under Chapter 11, the company, which once boasted some 1,700 locations, announced today it's shuttering 105 ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006


    City council could cost us $20 million by tanking the Merc deal

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Soul Power

    The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.