Jewell in Jewell County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Jewell County's First Bank
was erected on this site,
the first building on the
south side of the park, by
John Calvin Postlethwaite
whose name is honored
by Calvin Township.
In grateful remembrance
this plaque is provided by
his grandsons, Carl and Ken,
who were born in Jewell,
sons of Robert Clarence and
Erected 1993 by Carl & Ken Postlethwaite.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 39° 40.164′ N, 98° 9.338′ W. Marker is in Jewell, Kansas, in Jewell County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street (Kansas Route 28) and South Custer Street, on the left when traveling west on Delaware Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the northwest corner of the building at this address, facing Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Delaware Street, Jewell KS 66949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers Fort Jewell (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Township in the Buffalo Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Beloit's Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 13.3 miles away); Waconda Springs / Glen Elder State Park (approx. 14.8 miles away).
Also see . . . First bank in Jewell County.
Construction of the rustic appearing stone structure commenced in February 1880, and by April, it was completed and the safe had arrived. Inside the main room was a "handsome" counter constructed by George W. Brick and W. H. Greenwood. Behind it was the main working area. In the rear was the private office of the cashier (Postlethwaite). The bank capital was $25,000, and the bank property was valued at $3,000. From horse and buggy to computer technology, through world wars, depression and prosperity, this building has stood a silent watch. It was one of the few buildings preserved when the block was cleared in 1999 for the construction of the new community center.(Submitted on December 5, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.