Jewel Box


Farmers and Merchants Union Bank

Columbus, Wisconsin



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.



It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.



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









Teller stations




Women's waiting area, while the Men conducted business








built-in safe



conference/history room




historical documents






currency issued by this bank in 1862


older movable safe

Other Louis Sullivan "jewel boxes"

Henry Adams Building, Algona, Iowa (1913)
Home Building Association Company, Newark, Ohio (1914)
Merchants' National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa (1914)
National Farmer's Bank, Owatonna, Minnesota (1908)
People's Federal Savings and Loan Association, Sidney, Ohio (1918)
Peoples Savings Bank, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1912)
Purdue State Bank, West Lafayette, Indiana (1914)

U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark

Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Location: 159 W. James St., Columbus, Wisconsin

Coordinates: W4320′18.7 N 890′23.3

Built: 1919
Architect: Louis Sullivan


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