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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Council Grove National Bank Building

1887

 

—Philomathian Heritage Plaque —

 
Council Grove National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Council Grove National Bank Building Marker
Inscription.
The Council Grove National Bank began August 23, 1878, as the Morris County State Bank of Kansas. It became a national bank in 1900.

An 1886 fire destroyed the bank, then located between the Hays House and this building. Constructed in 1887 at a cost of $15,000.00, this building served the bank until a 1978 fire damaged it. The main lobby was restored in 1978-79 to an appearance reminiscent of 1887.

Entered in the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1976.
 
Erected by G. F. W. C. Philomathian Club.
 
Location. 38° 39.673′ N, 96° 29.427′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 56) and Neosho Street (Kansas Route 177), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 West Main Street, Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conn Store (here, next to this marker); Malcolm Conn Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Council Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers & Drovers Bank (within
Council Grove National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Council Grove National Bank Building
Conn Store marker is at far right of photo, under the US flag
shouting distance of this marker); A Well-furnished Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Hays House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cottage House Hotel and Motel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Lodge Hall (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Council Grove National Bank National Register Nomination. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Council Grove Historic Sites. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Council Grove Nat'l Bank Bldg Frontispiece image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. Council Grove Nat'l Bank Bldg Frontispiece
Showing original "Morris County State Bank" name
Council Grove National Bank Building Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
4. Council Grove National Bank Building Detail
Decorative terra cotta tiles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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