First National Bank of Meeteetse

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First National Bank of Meeteetse
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First National Bank of Meeteetse is located in Wyoming
First National Bank of Meeteetse
Location 1033 Park Ave., Meeteetse, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°9′8″N 108°51′28″W / 44.15222°N 108.85778°W / 44.15222; -108.85778Coordinates: 44°9′8″N 108°51′28″W / 44.15222°N 108.85778°W / 44.15222; -108.85778
Built 1901
Architectural style Late Victorian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 90001388
Added to NRHP September 05, 1990[1]

The First National Bank of Meeteetse, also known as the Bank Museum and the Old Bank Building, was built in Meeteetse, Wyoming in 1901 for Hogg, Cheesman, McDonald and Company Bankers. The following year it was renamed to the more concise First National Bank of Meeteetse. The bank occupied the first floor while the second floor was initially the town council's meeting place.

The bank remained on the first floor until 1975. From 1975 the building operated as a museum, and was renovated in 1987 for that purpose. The two story brick bank is located on a corner lot. The brick facade is accented by pilasters at the engled corner entrance and inset panels at the parapet level. Stained glass was used in the large arched window on the south side of the first floor and over the entry door. The east elevation formerly abutted another building and is entirely blank, while the north elevation is on an alley, with a wood stair to the second floor. The interior is restored according to historic photographs with the original teller's cage and the vault.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ McWilliams, Carl (1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: First National Bank of Meeteetse". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 

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