Our Rich Heritage

Nearly a century of friendly & secure community banking.

St. Casimir’s rich heritage and tradition of community service has been a stalwart institution in its hometown of Baltimore for over 100 years. Established in 1911 as St. Casimir’s Building & Loan Association by a group of successful businessmen, the founders would meet weekly in the rear of a tavern on Fait Avenue, granting lines of credit, home loans and business financing to immigrants who generally had nowhere else to turn for the funding of their dreams and ambitions.

Then as now, the officers of the newly-founded enterprise would base their decisions to grant loans not only on the merits of the investments, but on the character of the individuals seeking their assistance. This sensible, but humanistic approach quickly turned St. Casimir’s into a thriving enterprise, and by 1922, the institution had incorporated into a full-fledged bank, opening its first dedicated home office on the corner of Fait and Lakewood Avenues. This evolution paved the way for customers’ savings deposits, furthering the institution’s ability to sponsor economic growth throughout its local community.

Throughout two World Wars, the Great Depression and countless, cultural, political and economic upheavals, St. Casimir’s Savings Bank remained secure and profitable by maintaining its unwavering philosophy on safe, but savvy investment in its surrounding neighborhood. By 1981, just shy of its 70th anniversary, St. Casimir’s main office moved to its present location on Foster Avenue in the Baltimore neighborhood now known as Canton. Today, we have three additional locations throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We are a Maryland state-chartered savings bank with approximately $110 million in assets.

Over the decades, as scores of local banks and lending institutions were absorbed by financial conglomerates or purchased by national banking corporations, St. Casimir’s leadership resolutely resisted purchase, recognizing that they would continue to best serve their community and customers by remaining independent. And as a mutual savings bank, St. Casimir’s is indeed a community-owned institution—our depositors are our shareholders.

St. Casimir’s Bank strives to bring the same dedication to consumers and small businesses as we did when we first extended a helping hand to our neighbors nearly 100 years ago. As one of the oldest locally-owned financial institutions in Baltimore, we pride ourselves on serving our customers with a friendly and personal approach that is rarely found in today’s banking environment. We are extremely proud of our community bank heritage and of being an integral part of our surrounding community. From our managers to our tellers, we live, work and play in the neighborhoods we serve.

On behalf of our directors and employees, we thank you for your business. We are proud to serve you, and we look forward to continued prosperity and helping you achieve your personal and financial goals.