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326 E Lake St

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326 E Lake St | National or State Registers Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Horicon State Bank
Reference Number:100002090
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):326 E Lake St
County:Dodge
City/Village:Horicon
Township:
SUMMARY
Horicon State Bank
326 East Lake Street, Horicon, Dodge County, Wisconsin
Architect: Herman W. Buemming; Builder: J.P. Cullen
Date of Construction: 1915

The Horicon State Bank is a fine example of the Classical Revival style and is significant for the bank’s local contribution to the history of commerce in the City of Horicon as its primary financial institution for over a century.

The bank is composed of a large rectilinear red brick two story building with stone trim and details including a prominent arched entryway. The bank featured a red brick and stone façade with an interior with African mahogany and white oak interior wainscoting, furniture, and trim, terrazzo floors and bases, marble wainscoting, ornamental plaster, bronze grillwork, electrical lighting, bubblers, an elaborate set of four teller wickets, a double vault constructed of reinforced concrete with Diebold Safe Company doors, and a pair of American Banking Company ‘tamper-proof’ alarm bells.

The bank has undergone a series of renovations, additions, and restorations during its history in 1960, 1980, 1985, and 2009; though none of these has significantly detracted from the building’s integrity or character.

Designed by architect Herman W. Buemming of Milwaukee, the bank was promoted as the grandest and most expensive commercial building in Horicon when it was built and is now one of Dodge County’s most architecturally intact and significant commercial buildings.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:19151915-1967
Area of Significance:Architecture
Area of Significance:Commerce
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Applicable Criteria:Event
Historic Use:Commerce/Trade: Financial Institution
Architectural Style:Classical Revival
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Herman W. Buemming
Architect:J. P. Cullen
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
National Register Listing Date:02/05/2018
State Register Listing Date:08/18/2017
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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