It must have been exciting times back then as the west side of Lorain began to explode south of Meister Road with new residents, schools, shopping plazas and businesses. It was really the only place Lorain could expand back then, and First Federal wisely decided to move their main office to where all the action was.
My parents were loyal customers of First Federal. They financed the two homes that they built there, and opened savings accounts for my siblings and me.
I still bank at the Oberlin Avenue branch (below) about once a week as part of my Saturday morning ritual. It's a handsome building, and I love its simplicity of design.