Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin)

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Farmers and Merchants Union Bank
Farmers&MerchantsBankColumbusWisconsinPublicEnemiesSet.jpg
Bank in 2008 as prepared for Public Enemies movie
Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin)
Location 159 W. James St., Columbus, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°20′19.2″N 89°00′56.5″W / 43.338667°N 89.015694°W / 43.338667; -89.015694Coordinates: 43°20′19.2″N 89°00′56.5″W / 43.338667°N 89.015694°W / 43.338667; -89.015694
Built 1919
Architect Louis Sullivan
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000044
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 18, 1972[1]
Designated NHL January 7, 1976[2]

The Farmers and Merchants Union Bank in Columbus, Wisconsin, also known as Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank, is the last of eight "jewel box" banks designed by Louis Sullivan, and the next to last of those being constructed.[3][4]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][5]

It is located at the northwest corner of James Street and Broadway in Columbus.

Movie set[edit]

The building was used as the location of a bank robbery in the 2009 Johnny Depp film Public Enemies, which was filmed in March 2008.

Other Louis Sullivan "jewel boxes"[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ History
  4. ^ Images of Farmers and Merchants Union Bank by Louis Sullivan
  5. ^ Carolyn Pitts (July, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank PDF (243 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior and interior, from 1972 and undated. PDF (1.04 MB)

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