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Bayfield in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Farmers & Merchant[s] Bank

Bayfield Historic Walking Tour Stop 2

 

— 15 E. Mill Street —

 
Farmers & Merchant[s] Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
1. Farmers & Merchant[s] Bank Marker
Inscription.  

In 1911, this building was constructed to house the Farmers and Merchants Bank. J. M. Lail and son S. A. Lail contracted to construct the building. During the early 1920s, Dr. E. W. Newland constructed an adjacent building sharing the east wall of the original Farmers and Merchants Bank. The Newland building was erected with the same type of concrete blocks as that of the bank, but was only half as deep as the bank building. After years of common ownership, the two buildings were merged in 1988 by opening a passage in the shared wall. In 2004, all but the west and south facing walls of the original bank, and the east wall of the Newland building, were demolished so that the entire building could be renovated to its current form.

Photo circa 1910
 
Erected 2009 by Town of Bayfield and Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 13.514′ N, 107° 36.027′ W. Marker is in Bayfield, Colorado, in La Plata

Former Farmers & Merchants Bank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
2. Former Farmers & Merchants Bank and Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Pearl Street, on the right when traveling east on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 West Mill Street, Bayfield CO 81122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayfield Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Glenn Bros General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Newland House and Presbyterian Manse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayfield Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); Schroder Store / Coulson Bros. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Central & Akers Motor Co. Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); H.C. Schroder House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Bayfield CO Photos from Gunnison County Library. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pine River Valley Heritage Society. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A look at future of Bayfield’s past (Durango Herald, 2014). (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Renovated Former Farmers & Merchants Bank and Newland Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
3. Renovated Former Farmers & Merchants Bank and Newland Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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