Horicon State Bank Named A National Historic Place

(Horicon) The Horicon State Bank building in Horicon is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wisconsin Historical Society announced the listing saying that the structure is a fine Classical Revival-style bank building, identifiable in the community by its stately facade of brick and stone and its prominent, arched main entrance.  The National Register designation provides access to certain benefits, including qualification for grants and for rehabilitation income tax credits, but does not restrict private property owners in the use of their property. The Horicon State Bank building was constructed in 1915 as the new home of the bank, which had been established in 1896.  Designed by the architect Herman W. Buemming of Milwaukee, the bank was promoted as the grandest and most expensive commercial building in Horicon when it was built.  Horicon Bank has undergone a series of renovations, additions, and restorations during its history to align with current banking practices and to offer modern amenities, though historians say none of the updates has significantly detracted from the building’s design.  To learn more about the State and National Register programs in Wisconsin, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.