“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Newton in Harvey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Midland National Bank

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By Tim Fillmon, April 3, 2014
1. Midland National Bank Marker
Inscription.  Midland National Bank opened March 3, 1893 in a building located on the northeast corner of Fifth and Main. Grant Hornaday was the bank's president, J.H. McNair, vice-president and Don Kinney, cashier. The bank purchased this site in 1896 for $6000 and moved here in 1907. A stone wall from Peter Luhn's 1876 Pioneer Store, uncovered in 1977, can still be seen inside the bank. Herman E. Suderman (b.1873), an 1885 Russian immigrant, began his banking career at the age of 13 as a janitor and messenger for the German National Bank. In 1902 he was employed by the Midland bank and in 1903 was elected a director and vice-president. He purchased the controlling interest in 1916 and 3 years later became its president. He held this position until he was succeeded by his son John C. in 1954. Presently, James H. and John R. Suderman are 3rd generation officers of the bank. The building was extensively remodeled in 1907, 1922 and 1977.
Erected 1994 by Midland National Bank and Harvey County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Midland National Bank image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 3, 2014
2. Midland National Bank
Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 2.902′ N, 97° 20.706′ W. Marker is in Newton, Kansas, in Harvey County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 15) and West 6th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 North Main Street, Newton KS 67114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Railroad Savings and Loan Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1871 Water Well Memorial (about 400 feet away); John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park (about 500 feet away); Anderson Book and Office Supply (about 500 feet away); The Masonic Lodge (about 600 feet away); Ragsdale Opera House (about 600 feet away); Unknown Dead of the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
Also see . . .  Midland National Bank. (Submitted on February 4, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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