404 N MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society

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404 N MAIN ST

Architecture and History Inventory
404 N MAIN ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Other Name:First National Bank
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:62773
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):404 N MAIN ST
County:Winnebago
City:Oshkosh
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1926
Additions:
Survey Date:19942006
Historic Use:bank/financial institution
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: North Main Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:3/7/1996
State Register Listing Date:8/4/1995
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation. The First National Bank building is one of the most monumental structures on Main Street. A six story office tower rises from a two story block. The heavy entablatures of both blocks balance the vertical accents provided by piers. The main entrance is marked by an arcade. Bulit by Hoggson Bros. of New York City and C.R. Meyer and Sons of Oshkosh.

Pioneer Bank in Oshkosh - founded in 1852 as private bank - Darling, Wright, Kellogg and Co. Chartered by state 1857 as Bank of Oshkosh. Federal charter as First National Bank of Oshkosh granted in 1863. Joined Wisconsin Bankshares Corporation (1st Wis. National Bank Syste,) in 1929. Samuel M. Hay, Second President - 1863-1904, Edgar P. Sawyer - 3rd President - 1904-24.
Bibliographic References:(A) Karsteadt, Oshkosh, 100 Years a City. (B) Interview of William Meisel, Vice-President, 1st Wis. Oshkosh. (C) A Centennial Booklet the bank published in 1952. “Architecture/History Survey: Replace N. Main St./USH 45 Bridge Over The Fox River In Oshkosh.” WHS project number 07-0894/WN. November 2006. Prepared by Heritage Research, Ltd.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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