First National 1870 Presents

Welcome to, a centerpiece in First National 1870’s ongoing commemoration of our 150th anniversary. The year 1870 marks when the bank was chartered, and in 1871, the doors of the bank opened to customers for the first time. We invite you to join the celebration by learning about the history of the bank in Santa Fe and the people who make banking with us a family tradition spanning generations. For information on First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, please visit our business website at and

Our Dedicated and Professional Associates are What Makes First National 1870 Special

Meet your neighbors in success and learn what First National 1870 means to them. For a full-screen view, press play then the icon in the bottom-right corner of the video player.
Randy Lucero
New Mexico Regional Business Banking Team Lead
Doris Ortiz
Retail Regional Manager for Northern New Mexico
Michaelann Perea, NMLS# 1140668
Guardian Mortgage Sales Leader

A Timeline of First National 1870 in Northern New Mexico

The history of First National 1870 begins with the First National Bank of Santa Fe, whose founding in 1870 and commencement of operations in 1871 are the occasions we

celebrate this year. During this long history, the Southwest's first bank has been witness and participant in the history and growth of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

A Brief History of First National Bank of Santa Fe
and First National 1870

Enjoy these histories of First National 1870 based on research performed in the 1960s and more recently through the archives of the Santa Fe New Mexican. And when you're done with that download a special line drawing fit for coloring with the family of First National 1870's downtown Santa Fe home.

First National 1870, a division of Sunflower Bank, N.A. | Member FDIC