Bank of Washburn – 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 brownstone building now serves as a visitor center, museum, art gallery, and antiques store.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2013 7:25:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ92E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This historical brownstone building now serves as a visitor center, museum, art gallery, and antiques store. A plaque tells the history of Washburn’s bank.

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
Washburn

Erected 2006
Street address:
Bayfield Street & Central Avenue
Washburn, WI USA
54891


County / Borough / Parish: Bayfield

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Cultural and tourist

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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