Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The old Presbyterian church occupied this site until it was purchased and demolished by General J.O. Amos in 1892. He built a three-story structure here to house the Sidney Daily News and Shelby County Democrat newspapers. That business remained until it was relocated to Vandemark Road in 1975. The First National Exchange Bank purchased the property, removed the Amos building and built its present home in 1976. The sculptures adorning the facade, created by sculptor Robert Koepnick and cast here in Sidney, were commissioned by local historian William A. Ross, Jr. The symbols represent import landmarks and ideals of county history. It is the current home of US Bank.
Erected 2008 by Sidney County Historical Society, Sidney Visitors Bureau and US Bank.
Location. 40° 17.057′ N, 84° 9.349′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Court Street (Ohio Route 29), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is immediately south of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 E. Court Street, Sidney OH 45365, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building (within shouting distance of this Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shelby County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney and Shelby County Millenium Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Jail (about 300 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft (about 300 feet away); Burkhart Building (about 300 feet away); Monumental Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sidney.
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