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Watertown in Codington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First National Bank

1 South Broadway

 

— Watertown Commercial Historic District —

 
First National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
1. First National Bank Marker
Inscription.  Built 1916 by Majerus Construction Company. Later Medical Arts Building.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 44° 54.024′ N, 97° 6.89′ W. Marker is in Watertown, South Dakota, in Codington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broadway and West Kemp Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Broadway. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the northeast corner of the subject building, facing South Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 South Broadway, Watertown SD 57201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wiser Block (a few steps from this marker); Commercial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosa Frey Millinery Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); O. N. Whistler Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Retail Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Retail Building (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntyre Block
First National Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
2. First National Bank Marker
(marker visible near right corner)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mercer Block (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Regarding First National Bank. Contributing property, Watertown Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #89000834.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Watertown Commercial Historic District
 
Also see . . .
1. Watertown Commercial Historic District (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Historic Watertown Guided Tour. Replaced First National Bank’s original 1880s brick building. Known since 1942 as the Medical Arts Building, it has served many purposes over the years. In the 1970s it was the home of the Chamber of Commerce. Unique features of the building include a black granite base, creamy terra cotta wall surface and elaborate neo-classical details such as a series of fluted pilasters with heavily molded bases, large rosettes, and stylized urns. (Submitted on August 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. First National Bank of Watertown (2935) National Currency Paper Money. The First National Bank Of Watertown in South Dakota printed $1,234,170 dollars worth of national currency. The bank, Charter #2935, issued the following types of bills: 1882 $10 Ten Dollar Bill • 1882 $20 Twenty Dollar Bill • 1882
First National Bank / Medical Arts Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
3. First National Bank / Medical Arts Building
$5 Five Dollar Bill • 1902 $10 Ten Dollar Bill • 1902 $20 Twenty Dollar Bill • 1929 $10 Ten Dollar Bill • 1929 $20 Twenty Dollar Bill (Submitted on August 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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