Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bank Of Wisconsin
Bank Of Wisconsin
The first bank west
of Lake Michigan
The building was erected by
The American Fur Trading Co.
and was a part of John Jacob Astor
Trading House & office
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 44° 30.544′ N, 88° 1.1′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on Chicago Street west of South Adams Street. Marker is mounted on the Cadillac Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 291 Chicago Street, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Baye Burial Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Catholic Church In Green Bay (about 300 feet away); Elks Club (about 500 feet away); Milwaukee Road Passenger Depot (about 600 feet away); Milwaukee Road Depot (about 600 feet away); Packers Office Building (about 600 feet away); Freimann Hotel Building Vice Admiral James H. Flatley Jr. (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Regarding Bank Of Wisconsin.
The first bank west of Lake Michigan was created in the Town of Astor by act of the Michigan Legislature in 1835. Known as “The Bank of Wisconsin,” it was headquartered in the same building as the Astor Fur Company at the corner of S. Washington and Chicago streets. The bank collapsed in the Panic of 1837. Although the building would disappear, the stone bank vault remained until 1899.
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