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People's National Bank - 1870 - Ottawa, Ks.
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N 38° 36.930 W 095° 16.115
15S E 302489 N 4276550
Quick Description: The Peoples National Bank Building was at this site from 1870 - 1880. The building is located at 205 S. Main in Ottawa, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 7:55:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMF714
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the text of the Historical Marker on the Building:

"This building was built by L. W. Shepherd & B. C. McQuesten as a bank. It was the first location of Peoples National Bank, which bought the property in 1872 and then relocated to 137 S. Main around a decade later. Originally, it had arched window and door openings on the ground floor. A variety of businesses have been at this location including the Kansas Liberal newspaper, a grocery, a drug store, insurance, abstract and title & real estate offices, a beauty salon, and a coffee shop. It has also served many mercantile businesses, including a 5 & 10 cent store, candy shop, jewelry store, and photography store.

A contributing building to the Historic Ottawa Central Business District placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007."

From the National Register Application:
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"This is a three-story brick Renaissance Revival commercial building. Fenestration defines the front elevation's three bays. The first story features a single aluminum-framed storefront with a recessed central entrance. To the north of the storefront is a non-historic wood door that provides access to the upper stories. Plywood partially covers the transom above the entrance door and modern signage is painted on the glass transom above the storefront. A steel beam with decorative rosettes spans the width of the first-story openings. The second- and third-story fenestration consists of arched double-hung sash windows with one-over-one light configurations. Each window has a stone hood with an articulated voussoir and drip molds. Stone beams form belt courses that span the width of the building below the second- and third-story windows. Additional character-defining features include the wood cornice, which features wide eaves with paired brackets and smooth panels above each bay of windows, and the rusticated brickwork on the first story."
205 S. Main Ottawa, Ks. 66067

Year: 1870

Website: [Web Link]

Current Use of Building: Jazzercize

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