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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

German Loan & Savings Bank

 
 
German Loan & Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. German Loan & Savings Bank Marker
Inscription.  Martin Westphal and Sebastian Lagger started their banking business on Bluff Street in 1868. In 1875 they constructed the German Loan & Sabings Bank on this site. The stone and brick structure was 22' x 60'. The vault was sunk in solid bedrock. This last of the old Bluff Street buildings was in continous use until 1968 when it was demolished under an urban renewal program.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 41° 31.592′ N, 88° 5.247′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street south of U.S. 30, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located under the bandshell at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff Street, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Louis Store (a few steps from this marker); Merchant's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting
German Loan & Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. German Loan & Savings Bank Marker
Located under the bandshell at Bicentennial Park
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distance of this marker); Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Des Plaines River (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Sidewalks (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Stagecoach Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Businesses on Bluff Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Wide view of bandshell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
3. Wide view of bandshell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on October 3, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 21, 2022