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Historic Name:Citizens National Bank
Other Name:Citizens National Bank
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:26967
Location (Address):1045 MAIN ST
City:Stevens Point
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1893
Additions: 1921
Survey Date:1982
Historic Use:bank/financial institution
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Concrete
Architect:A. Moorman & Co.Cashin and Goodwin-1950s
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Mathias Mitchell Public Square--Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:8/13/1986 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:The Citizen's National Bank is the finest example of Classical Revival design in the downtown district. Although the building is the same scale as surrounding structures, the tetra style portico and elaborate tympanum ornament results in a monumental composition. The building, is in fact, the portico. The four Ionic columns support the name of the building, which termninates the pediment. A three dimensional eagle sculpture fills the tympanum.

The entrance to the building is centered on the facade, and marked by a heavy entablature supported by consoles. Narrow windows are located in areas between columns, with fenestration appearing in three tiers. The facade is constructed of cast concrete.

The Citizen's National Bank is the best example of the Classical Revival style in the downtown district and is considered significant as a representative example of a period of construction. This style of commercial architecture was not common in Stevens Point; generally if classical details were employed they were handled and manipulated freely, (1314 Water St., 4/9, illustrates this). The Citizen's National Bank illustrates a more academic and monumental application. This building retains integrity and serves as a pivotal building in the proposed district.

The Citizen's National Bank built its first building, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, on this site in 1893 to a design furnished by William Waters of Oshkosh. This was replaced on the same site in 1921 by the current building, which was designed by A. Moorman & Co. of Minneapolis. It has been on this site throughout its ninety year history.

Cashin and Goodwin were responsible for the 1950s alteration.
Bibliographic References:(A) Sanborn Perris Map of Stevens Point 1891. (B) Stevens Point Journal April 4, 1892. (C) Stevens Point Daily Journal June 28, 1958. Stevens Point Daily Journal. March 15, 1920, p. 1; April 30, 1920, p. 10; June 28, 1958 (Centennial Issue), Section 4, p. 5. Brown, Thomas. Gateway to the Pineries. Stevens Point, 1988, p. 26.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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