Cattle Bank

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Cattle Bank
Cattle Bank Champaign Illinois 4259.jpg
Cattle Bank is located in Illinois
Cattle Bank
Cattle Bank is located in the US
Cattle Bank
Location 102 E. University Ave., Champaign, Illinois
Coordinates 40°7′0″N 88°14′19″W / 40.11667°N 88.23861°W / 40.11667; -88.23861Coordinates: 40°7′0″N 88°14′19″W / 40.11667°N 88.23861°W / 40.11667; -88.23861
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
NRHP reference # 75000642[1]
Added to NRHP August 19, 1975

The Cattle Bank is a historic bank building located at 102 E. University Ave. in Champaign, Illinois. Built in 1856, it is the oldest commercial building in Champaign, it opened as a branch of the Grand Prairie Bank, Urbana's first bank. Champaign was the southern terminus of a railroad line to Chicago, so cattle raisers from the surrounding area drove their cattle to Champaign to ship them to the Chicago market, the Cattle Bank provided banking and loan services to these cattlemen.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1975.[1]

It is currently home to the Champaign County Historical Museum.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Williams, James L. (May 12, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Cattle Bank" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Champaign County Historical Museum [1]