August 5, 2012

On the Move in 1900

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:06 pm by stonebankblog

Here are a couple of items from the Bottineau News in July 1900.

Yes, 1900! That’s 112 years ago.

In preparation to build the stone bank — then known as Bottineau County Bank —  the bank’s business had to take up residence in another downtown building.

Then the two-story wood-frame building was picked up and moved down the street, so work could proceed  on what we now call the Stone Bank.

Ah, the thrifty and clever pioneers didn’t just tear down the wooden building; they moved it down Main Street and around the corner.

Stone Bank Bottineau

Item in July 1900 Bottineau News about changes at Bottineau County Bank.

People have said that the two-story building was used for many years as a funeral home.

 Then, on July 27, 1900 the Bottineau News reported this item:
 
 
Bottineau County News item about the Bottineau County Bank

The “old” Bottineau County Bank was moved to make way for a “fine, stone building on the corner of Main and 6th streets.

Think of all the “disagreeable” days and all the magnificent days the Stone Bank has seen in the past 112 years.

We are working to make sure it has another 112 years of agreeable days. Can you help?

Give us a LIKE on this post. And send a few bucks, so we can get to work on this year’s plan to rebuild the back of the building. (There’s a handy PayPal link on this page . Come on: If the pioneers of 1900 could move a building and build another of stone, you can shake loose a little change for the Stone Bank, can’t you?)

As always, thanks for reading the Stone Bank Blog. Haven’t said it for a while, but we all know that Preservation ROCKS! Right? RIGHT!

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