The Wyandotte Savings Bank was the first bank in the Downriver area, established on November 20, 1871. Before then, people had to travel to Detroit to obtain payrolls, payment for goods and savings accounts. For nearly a century, it was Downriver's best-known bank, highlighting it's 110th year in operation in 1981 with the completion of the four-story office building at 3200 Biddle Avenue. Today, it remains a branch of successor Chase, but it is also used as the Wyandotte City Hall. On January 2, 1989, it was acquired by the National Bank of Detroit.