Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin)
The Farmers and Merchants Union Bank is a historic commercial building at 159 West James Street in Columbus, Built in 1919, it is the last of eight "jewel box" bank buildings designed by Louis Sullivan, the next to last to be constructed. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976 for its architecture; the Farmers and Merchants Union Bank is located in downtown Columbus, at the southern corner of West James Street and South Dickason Boulevard. It is a tall single-story in height, its exterior finished in tapestry brick with marble and terra cotta trim; the main facade is two bays wide, with the building entrance in the right bay. Above these bays is an elaborately carved tall marble lintel, above which a half-round stained glass window is framed by a stone garland; the side of the building, facing South Dickason, has a band of five windows. The interior is small yet spacious, with a bank of teller stations on the left side; the building was designed by Sullivan in 1919, its construction was supervised by him.
It was the last of his so-called "jewel box" designs of small bank buildings in smaller midwestern communities, the second-to-last to be completed. It is one of two Sullivan designs in Wisconsin, the other, the Harold C. Bradley House, is a National Historic Landmark; the design of this bank is documented in Sullivan's 1924 A System of Architectural Ornament, published not long before his death. The building was used as the location for shooting a bank robbery scene in the 2009 Johnny Depp film Public Enemies, filmed in March 2008. Henry Adams Building, Iowa Home Building Association Company, Ohio Merchants' National Bank, Iowa National Farmer's Bank, Minnesota People's Federal Savings and Loan Association, Ohio Peoples Savings Bank, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Purdue State Bank, West Lafayette, Indiana List of National Historic Landmarks in Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings in Columbia County, Wisconsin Official website
People's Federal Savings and Loan Association
The People's Federal Savings and Loan Association is a historic bank building at 101 East Court Street in Sidney. It is an early-modern building in western Ohio, designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, the mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright, it was designed and built in 1917 for use by Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, which still operates out of it. It is one of a handful of banks designed by Sullivan between 1908 and 1919 for small communities in the central United States; the building is a National Historic Landmark. People's Federal Savings and Loan Association is located at 101 East Court Street on the corner of South Ohio Street in Sidney across from the Spot restaurant, it lies across the street from the Gothic revival Monumental Building and the Second Empire-style Shelby County Courthouse. Numerous colors adorn the building, beginning with the corbels of multicolored terracotta, which are placed over the front windows. A dominant Romanesque Revival archway forms the main entrance, set in a building base of black marble and amid walls of strong reds.
Other parts of the walls are pierced by numerous windows featuring blue and purple glasswork. The design is the result of Sullivan's architectural ideal: simple structurally but ornately decorated in their details; the Sidney People's Federal Savings and Loan Association was one of a series of commissions that architect Louis Sullivan took on late in his career. These commissions resulted in a collection of bank buildings that have been termed "jewel boxes" for their modest size and ornate appearance. According to one account of the creation of Sullivan's design, he produced a sketch of it after two days of observing the empty lot where it was to stand; the sketch was at first rejected by the bank directors, who expressed a desire for a more conventional design with Classical features. Sullivan obsereved that they could have hired any of "a thousand architects to design a classic bank", but that only he could produce this type of design; the building was completed for $1,000 less than Sullivan's estimated cost.
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The Bayard–Condict Building at 65 Bleecker Street between Broadway and Lafayette Street, at the head of Crosby Street in the NoHo neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City is the only work of architect Louis Sullivan in New York City. It was built between 1899 in the Chicago School style; the building was known as the Condict Building before being renamed the Bayard Building. The building was considered to be a radical design for its time, since it contravened the strictures of American Renaissance architecture which were the accepted status quo, but had little influence on architectural design in New York City, because of its location in the industrial area that Bleecker Street was during that period, it is located in the NoHo Historic District. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1975, has been a National Historic Landmark since 1976; this commercial office building is clad in white terra cotta over a masonry wall. The Bayard Building was one of the first steel skeleton frame skyscrapers in New York City and the Department of Buildings raised numerous objections to the design before the plans were accepted.
It is one of the first examples of the Chicago school style of architecture in New York City. The division of the building into three sections – an ornamented base, a shaft of identical stacked floors, a decorated crown – illustrates Sullivan's views on skyscraper design. At 13 stories and 162 feet high and a building area of 104,775 sq.ft, the building does not attempt to disguise its height, but rather accentuates it by leaving undecorated mullions and pilasters. Sullivan's signature ornate floral designs decorate the base and top of the facade, across the spandrels below the window openings. Figural sculptures of angels were added at the request of the client, Silas Alden Condict, over Sullivan's objections. In 2000, WASA/Studio A, a New York City-based architecture and engineering firm and oversaw the careful restoration of the exterior of the Bayard–Condict Building. Of the 7,000 glazed architectural terra-cotta tile units, 1,300 were found to be cracked and required removal. Of these, only 30 units were replicated.
The remainder were epoxied and blind pinned, reinstalled. At some point in the building's history, the original storefronts were replaced with insensitive commercial aluminum storefronts; this "renovation" removed the extravagantly ornate original column capitals. When the storefronts were restored by others, WASA/Studio A had the column capitals replicated based on the surviving original and reinstalled. In 2003, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation recognized the restoration's excellence with a Village Award. Louis Sullivan buildings Chicago school Chicago School: category index Notes Media related to Bayard-Condict Building at Wikimedia Commons "Bayard–Condict Building" at in-Arch Net "Bayard–Condict Building" at New York Architecture "Romantic Symbols: Sullivan in New York" at Columbia University's NYC Architecture site Historic American Buildings Survey No. NY-5485, "Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street, New York, New York County, NY", 5 photos, 7 data pages
Bowers and McDonald Office Building
The Bowers and McDonald Office Building is a historic structure located in Grinnell, United States. J. B. Bowers and M. W. McDonald had the building built as a speculative real-estate venture, its construction is attributed to R. G. Coutts, a native of Scotland who settled in Grinnell in 1873, a stone cutter, building contractor, real-estate developer. Located in the city's central business district, it was one of the buildings constructed after a fire leveled a portion of the district in 1889; the two-story, brick structure has a main facade of stone veneer, features Richardsonian Romanesque styling. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991
Brooklyn Hotel (Brooklyn, Iowa)
The Brooklyn Hotel is a historic building located in Brooklyn, United States. John Byers, who operated a grocery store and billiard hall, built the structure as a house in 1875. Subsequent owners operated a hotel here, it was known as the Brooklyn Hotel as early as 1894. Dr. Charles Busby was the exception, he operated a small hospital here in the early in the 20th century. The 2½-story building features a three-story entrance tower, bracketed eaves, window sills of limestone quarried nearby, an irregular plan; the hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979
William Manatt House
The William Manatt House known as the Brooklyn Historical Museum, is a historic dwelling located in Brooklyn, United States. It is associated with the settlement of the town. Manatt and his father Robert moved from Holmes County and settled in Poweshiek County in 1848; the farmstead they developed became the city of Brooklyn. His father laid out most of the town in 1855. William sold property to the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad for a $1, it reached Brooklyn in 1862, he granted land to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1869. Manatt owned several businesses in town, which were run by various family members, he owned an estate that grew to 1,500 acres of land, he had this house built in 1869 on property that included a large barn, carriage house and pasture land. Manatt died in the house in 1906, his widow Roxann and two of his daughters and Nellie, lived here until they died or moved out late in life. His youngest son Coe bought the house in the mid-1950s when Nellie moved out, donated it to the city of Brooklyn before he died in 1962.
It housed the Brooklyn Public Library until 1999, since the Brooklyn Historical Museum. The two-story frame structure features Italianate elements the tall, segmentally arched windows and hooded crowns. Dental molding is found on the cornice; the porch that encircles half of the house is not original. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997
Owatonna is a city in Steele County, United States. The population was 25,599 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Steele County. Owatonna is home to the Steele County Fairgrounds, which hosts the Steele County Free Fair in August. Interstate 35 and U. S. Highways 14, 218 are three of the main routes in the city. Owatonna was first settled in 1853 around the Straight River; the community was named after the Straight River. A popular, but apocryphal, story is that the town is named after "Princess Owatonna," the daughter of a local Indian chief, healed by the magic waters of a nearby spring; the earliest the Owatonna area was settled was in 1854 and platted in September 1855, but it was incorporated as a town August 9, 1858 as a city on February 23, 1865. In 1856, Josef Karel Kaplan emigrated from the village of Dlouhá Třebová, southeast of Prague and selected a quarter section of land near the town of Owatonna. Kaplan described Owatonna as having just 50 small homes, but predicted 100 within a year, along with a railroad.
With just four stores and a pharmacy, Owatonna prospered and grew to 1,500 inhabitants in just 5 years. Kaplan wrote about the Owatonna area in letters donated to the Minnesota Historical Society. In them, he described seeing Indians – people with "tough constitutions...brown skin and good dispositions," explaining: "When you read about battles between whites and Indians, it is the whites who are to blame." In 1866, Kaplan helped organize the Catholic cemetery, and, a year the Bohemian National Cemetery of Owatonna. Kaplan's Woods is part of the land owned by Josef Kaplan, Victor and Anna Kaplan; the State of Minnesota created Kaplan's Wood State Park, transferred to the City of Owatonna. The Kaplan's Woods Parkway contains over 6 miles of hiking and cross country skiing trails, nearly 2 miles of hard—surfaced, handicapped—accessible trail; the parkway includes a 35-acre lake. Maps of the parkway are available at the Recreation office; the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children was built in 1886.
The school took in orphans from around the state and taught them "the value of drill and labor." The children who died in the institution were interred in the Children's Cemetery behind the school. In 1945, the orphanage closed and in 1947 the State Public School was abolished and all its lands, buildings and funds were transferred to the newly established the Owatonna State School, which provided academic and vocational training for the developmentally disabled; the Owatonna State School was closed June 30, 1970. In 1974, the City purchased the compound for its office space. Renamed "West Hills," it continues to serve as the City's administration complex and home to many nonprofit civic organizations including a senior activity center, the Owatonna Arts Center, two nonprofit daycare centers, a chemical dependency halfway house, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, among others. In 1995, the film Angus, whose cast included George C. Scott, Ariana Richards and James Van Der Beek, was filmed on location in Owatonna at Owatonna Senior High School.
In July 2008, a Raytheon Hawker 800 corporate jet crashed near Owatonna. On October 31, 2010, Owl City's Adam Young held a hometown concert in the Owatonna Senior High School gym. On November 3, 2015, the Owatonna Public School District passed a bond referendum to fund school facilities improvements focusing on deferred maintenance and Elementary school crowding; as a result, the school district received $77.9 million to repair all buildings, replace out-of-date equipment, update security in all seven public school buildings, switch the use for two school buildings, reconfigure grades from K-5, 6, 7-8, 9-12 to K-5, 6-8, 9-12. All facility changes and projects were completed by September 2018; the Steele County Historical Society “preserves Steele County's past, shares the county's stories, connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow.” Established in 1949 to preserve the history of Steele County, it has grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious historical societies in the state.
In 1962, the Society permanently leased a portion of the southeast section of the fairgrounds to begin a pioneer village, the Village of Yesteryear, which has grown in the years since through the additional move of historic structures, as well as museum buildings built on site. Owatonna is an economic center of Southern Minnesota, with diverse industries. Federated Insurance is the largest employer with 1,521 employees, followed by an expanding Viracon, which has 1,434 employees. Both have their corporate headquarters in Owatonna. Other large employers in the community are Bosch, Newell Brands, Gopher Sport, Brunswick Corporation, McQuay International, Owatonna Public Utilities, AmesburyTruth, ISD 761, Wenger Corporation, Owatonna Clinic - Mayo Health System, Owatonna Hospital - Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Owatonna is governed by a city council. City Council of Owatonna, MN Mayor: Thomas A. KuntzCity council Council member at large: Doug Voss Council member at large: Jeff Okerberg First Ward: Nathan Dotson Second Ward: Greg Schultz Third Ward: Dave Burbank Fourth Ward: Kevin P. Raney Fifth Ward: Brent SvenbyThe city is located in Minnesota's 24th District, represented by John Jasinski, Republican.
District 24 includes portions of Steele and Waseca and Dodge counties in the southeastern part of the state. Owatonna lies in House District 24A, represented by State Representa