Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona

Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona

Merchants National Bank, Third and Lafayette, Winona, 1959. Photographer: Eugene Debs Becker.

Merchants National Bank, Winona

It is the rare financial institution that offers patrons an awe-inspiring architectural experience along with check-writing privileges. The Merchants National Bank in Winona, designed in 1911-1912 by the Minneapolis firm of Purcell, Feick and Elmslie, is one such edifice.

View of downtown Minneapolis, First National Soo Line Building

View of downtown Minneapolis, First National Soo Line Building

View of downtown Minneapolis, First National-Soo Line Building at Second Avenue South and Fifth Street at center, 1966. Photographer: Norton and Peel.

First National Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

First National Bank-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National Bank-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1921. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

First National Soo Line Building

First National Soo Line Building

New York Life Insurance Building and First National Soo Line Building at Fifth Street and Marquette, 1915. Photographer: Charles J. Hibbard.

First National-Soo Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First National-Soo Line Building, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1915. Photographer: Norton and Peel.

First Security National Bank, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

First Security National Bank, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis

Postcard with view of First Security National Bank, Fifth and Marquette, Minneapolis, 1920.

Soo Line-First National Bank, Minneapolis

When it opened at the corner of Marquette Avenue and Fifth Street in 1915, the Soo Line-First National Bank Building was the tallest skyscraper in Minneapolis and also among the most elegant.

Skyline from Prospect Park Tower

Skyline from Prospect Park Tower

Skyline from Prospect Park Tower looking over University Avenue to elevator district, Minneapolis, c.1925. Photographer: Charles P. Gibson.

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