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Farmers and Merchants Union Bank

Columbus, Wisconsin

 

 


The Farmers and Merchants Union Bank in Columbus, Wisconsin, also known as Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank, is the last of eight "jewel box" banks designed by Louis Sullivan, and the next to last of those being constructed.

 

 


It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

 

 


It is located at the northwest corner of James Street and Broadway in Columbus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teller stations

 

 

 

Women's waiting area, while the Men conducted business

 

bubbler

 

 

 

 

 

built-in safe

 

 

conference/history room

 

 

 

historical documents

 

interior

 

 

 

currency issued by this bank in 1862

 

older movable safe

Other Louis Sullivan "jewel boxes"

Henry Adams Building, Algona, Iowa (1913)
Home Building Association Company, Newark, Ohio (1914)
Merchants' National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa (1914)
National Farmer's Bank, Owatonna, Minnesota (1908)
People's Federal Savings and Loan Association, Sidney, Ohio (1918)
Peoples Savings Bank, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1912)
Purdue State Bank, West Lafayette, Indiana (1914)
 


U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark

Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Location: 159 W. James St., Columbus, Wisconsin


Coordinates: W4320′18.7 N 890′23.3


Built: 1919
Architect: Louis Sullivan
 


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