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Ness City in Ness County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ness County Bank Building

 
 
Ness County Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2012
1. Ness County Bank Building Marker
Inscription.

Known as the "Skyscraper of the Plains," this native stone structure is the legacy left by N.C. Merrill, an avid promoter of Ness City and Ness County. Built in 1888, it stands as a tribute to the ingenuity, dreams, and culture of the settlers who dug the stone, laid the stone and carved the stone. The building has served as a home for the Courthouse, Banks, Cultural Events, Post Office, Apartments, Offices and Lodge Hall.

The building is listed on the Kansas State and National Register of Historic Sites.
 
Location. 38° 27.249′ N, 99° 54.314′ W. Marker is in Ness City, Kansas, in Ness County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue (U.S. 283) and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 West Main Street, Ness City KS 67560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lion Block (about 600 feet away); Ness County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Corporal Noah V. B. Ness (about 700 feet away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Ness County Bank National Register Nomination. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Ness County Bank Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2012
2. Ness County Bank Building and Marker

2. Ness County Bank Building, an 8 Wonder of Kansas Architecture. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ness County, Kansas. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ness County in Kansas Cyclopedia (1912). (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Ness County Bank Building Entrance Arches image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2012
3. Ness County Bank Building Entrance Arches
Ness County Bank Building Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2012
4. Ness County Bank Building Detail
Ness County Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2012
5. Ness County Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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