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Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

US Bank

 
 
US Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
1. US Bank Marker
Inscription.  The old Presbyterian church occupied this site until it was purchased and demolished by General J.O. Amos in 1892. He built a three-story structure here to house the Sidney Daily News and Shelby County Democrat newspapers. That business remained until it was relocated to Vandemark Road in 1975. The First National Exchange Bank purchased the property, removed the Amos building and built its present home in 1976. The sculptures adorning the façade, created by sculptor Robert Koepnick and cast here in Sidney, were commissioned by local historian William A. Ross, Jr. The symbols represent import landmarks and ideals of county history. It is the current home of US Bank.
 
Erected 2008 by Sidney County Historical Society, Sidney Visitors Bureau and US Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 40° 17.057′ N, 84° 9.349′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Court Street (Ohio Route
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29), on the right when traveling east. Marker is immediately south of the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 E Court Street, Sidney OH 45365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Isaac Shelby (within shouting distance of this marker); Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County World War I - World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shelby County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney and Shelby County Millenium Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Jail (about 300 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sidney.
 
US Bank and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
2. US Bank and Marker
US Bank Facade Sculptures image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
3. US Bank Facade Sculptures
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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