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Near Fortuna in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bank of Loleta

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
1. Bank of Loleta Marker
National Register of Historic Places: Digital Archive on NPGallery website entry
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Inscription.  
This property
Bank of Loleta
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 40° 38.426′ N, 124° 13.496′ W. Marker is near Fortuna, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is on Main Street south of Loleta Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 358 Main Street, Loleta CA 95551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fernbridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Agricultural Use of the Bottomlands (approx. 3.3 miles away); Historic Hunting on the, Refuge and Humboldt Bay (approx. 3.3 miles away); History of the McBride Ranch (approx. 3.3 miles away); The First California Central Creamery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cape Mendocino Lighthouse Lenses (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ferndale (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Shaw House (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Bank of Loleta.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
2. Bank of Loleta
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From the National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form:
The Bank of Loleta is nominated to the National Register for its fine Neo-Classical Revival architecture and its contribution to the broad patterns of history through almost 65 years of service to the dairying community of Loleta. Described in David Gebhard's Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California (1973) as "a modest, well designed small bank in the turn of the century Roman/Renaissance style," the Bank of Loleta retains a high degree of architectural integrity, exhibiting the simple form and classical detail so popular for public buildings, banks, museums, etc., during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tracing its beginnings to the turn-of-the-century when local ranchers kept their money in the safe of the Dickson & Dickson general merchandise store, the Bank of Loleta has provided banking services for this rural northern California town since the Bank's incorporation in 1910.

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According to Federal records, the bank moved its headquarters to nearby Fortuna, CA in 1974 and again to Eureka, CA in 1980. It was acquired by U.S. Bank in 1989. The Loleta Community Services District, a water/sewer utility, now occupies the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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