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140 W HURON ST

Architecture and History Inventory
140 W HURON ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:First National Bank (NRHP)
Other Name:FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:48687
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):140 W HURON ST
County:Green Lake
City:Berlin
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
Town:
Range:
Direction:
Section:
Quarter Section:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1897
Additions:
Survey Date:1990
Historic Use:bank/financial institution
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:Henry Auler
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Huron Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:8/31/1992 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:7/22/1992 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:The F in the photo codes is for Fox Canal Survey.

Another map code is 2-17 Insert A.

The First National Bank is designed in the Neoclassical style and was built in 1897. It features a rectangular shaped plan configuration, a concrete block and cut stone foundation, a brick and stone exterior, and a flat roof with a parapet. The trim materials include granite, stone, metal and concrete. The bank building, which is in good condition, now functions as both a bank and as private offices.

Historical Background:

The First National Bank of Berlin was established in 1876 as a private bank by George Sacket, George Fitch and D. C. Palmeter. The bank was reorganied as the First National Bank of Berlin in 1891. A major fire destroyed the builidng in 1897 and a new bank was constructed. The bank expanded into two adjacent storefronts, one in 1914 and the other in 1922. Henry Auler designed the expansions.
Bibliographic References:The American Contractor.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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