Bank of Washburn,1890 – Washburn, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 40.395 W 090° 53.476
15T E 661290 N 5171014
Quick Description: This historical plaque tells the history of Washburn’s bank.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2013 7:11:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ92C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
This historical plaque tells the history of Washburn’s bank. The brownstone building now serves as a visitor center, museum, art gallery, and antiques store. The marker reads:

The Bank of Washburn is a unique variation of the Romanesque Revival Style designed by architects Conover & Porter of Ashland, Wisconsin. Built in less than one year, the building was fashioned from brownstone quarried at Houghton Point located north of Washburn.

The Bank of Washburn was founded by A.C. Probert, one of Washburn's most colorful characters. Probert also served as Chairman of the town but was ultimately convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to the Waupan Penitentiary.

Designated a local landmark in 2006

Erected 2006
Group that erected the marker: City of Washburn

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Bayfield Street
Washburn , WI USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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