Farmers and Merchants Union Bank Building
159 West James Street
P.O. Box 226
Columbus, Wisconsin 53925

Open during business hours

Louis H. Sullivan, 1919

Sullivan’s last substantial commission. It follows the “lock box” plan of his later banks, such as Grinnell and Sidney. An addition (incorporating new versions of the original brick and terra cotta by the original makers) was made at the rear in 1960 by the Madison firm of Law, Law, Potter and Nystrom, and another addition was constructed at the side in 1980. An informative historical display can be found in the balcony at the rear of the bank.

Placed in the National Register of Historic Places, 1972.

Historic images courtesy of Phil Pecord.

Visser, Kristin. Frank Lloyd Wright & the Prairie School in Wisconsin. Madison, Wis.: Prairie Oak Press, 1998 (Second Edition), p. 76-78.





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