The Traders State Bank is one of the institutions of Salina whose name has been associated with sound and conservative financial standing, whose advancement along safe and substantial lines have earned for them the right to be keepers of hundreds of thousands of dollars, representing the earnings and profits of the business organizations and residents of this city and vicinity. This bank was organized in 1909 with a capital stock of $35,000. F. W. Ekstrand is president and H. J. Stover is cashier. The bank is housed in a beautiful new building at 110 South Santa Fe Ave. It is fully equipped to conduct a metropolitan business. The magnificent interior is handsomely furnished in oak and marble with bronze fixtures. The vault and safes are of the most improved style and every precaution is taken for the safety of funds, entrusted to their care. Their safety deposit vault is accessible to customers of this bank and is one of the important features of the new building. They make foreign exchanges, collections, furnish drafts good in any part of the world, negotiate loans, etc. and respectfully solicit the patronage of business houses, corporations, city and rural residents. The directors of this bank are F. W. Ekstrand, C. B. Kirtland, P. L. Gebhardt, S. Steifel, John E. Ryberg, W. M. Garrison and H. J. Stover. They are all gentlemen of high standing and sterling worth and successful business men of this city. – ksgenweb.org
The Central Hotel building was built circa 1930. The two-story brick building is is a fairly plain appearing building. The building originally housed a service station on the first floor. The building had a canted opening allowing the cars to drive through. The second-story housed a hotel. The first story has now been closed off and has two store fronts. The building has ghost signs showing its past.
The building now houses a music store and another business. – Waymarking