Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis
Banking Facilities.

The commerce of St. Louis is aided by ample banking facilities.
There are in the city, in addition to fifteen or twenty private banks,
thirteen savings institutions, with an actual capital of $3,375,000, and an
authorized capital of $5,830,000. There are eleven banks with an
actual capital of $9,179,000, and an authorized capital of $14,149,000.
The character of our banks stands deservedly high in the financial world.
The development of the territories is bringing large deposits to our
banks, creating new demands for capital, and extending the channels of
circulation.