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Farmers and Citizens Bank

 

300 E Main

 

 

1908

07 10       Frank Tercinski has sold his business block at the northeast corner of Main and North Third streets [pre Farmers & Citizens Bank building; today Watertown Booksellers] to Gustav Buchheit, who purchased it for the Milwaukee-Waukesha Brewing Co., the consideration being $14,000.  The front part of the building will be remodeled and fitted out at once as a saloon to be occupied by Wm. C. Radtke.  The rear part of the block on Third Street occupied by Henry Fendt [Sr] as a saloon will still be occupied by him.   WG

 

09 18       RADTKE’S CENTRAL CAFÉ

The Central Cafe at the northeast corner of Main and North Third streets, presided over by Wm. C Radtke, a prince of good fellows, is now open for business.  It is one of the finest in the city and is well stocked with everything in the cafe line.  WG

 

1911

10 19       New Bank for Watertown

A new bank will probably be opened in the Central Block, northeast corner of Main and North Third streets in this city, in the near future by prominent east side financiers, who are now taking the preliminary steps to establish it.   WG

 

11 02       New Bank Ready for Business

July, 1, 1912, a new bank to be opened here and known as the Farmers City Bank of Watertown will be ready for business in the Central Block, [northeast] corner of Main and North Third streets, in the building now occupied by the William Dahms saloon.  The capital stock will be $50,000.   WG

 

1912      DAHMS SALOON AND RESTURANT

Wm. Dahms Saloon and Restaurant at 300 Main St, 1912 Watertown City Directory.  Implication is that Dahms occupied the FRONT portion of the building.

 

1912      FARMERS CITY BANK OPENS

 

1956

08 21       The former Farmers and Citizens Bank building at Main and North Third Streets has been sold.  The new owner is Simplified Records, Inc., headed by W. R. Ninabuck, 415 1/2 Main Street.  Announcement of the sale was made by Mr. Ninabuck and L. J. Lange, president of the Bank of Watertown who headed a group of individuals here which purchased the building at the time the Farmers and Citizens Bank decided to liquidate and go out of business, with the Bank of Watertown taking over its services.     WDT

 

11 25       CLOTHING SHOP TO OCCUPY FORMER BANK BLDG

Vaults in the old Farmers and Citizens Bank building are being blasted out to make room for a new store which will occupy the main floor premises beginning sometime in February.  The new business will be a boys' clothing shop and will be operated by John Casey of Madison who expects to move to the city sometime in January with his wife and family of four children.  Mr. Casey has been working in the clothing business at Madison for ten years and four years at Lansing, Mich. The main floor quarters at North Third and Main Streets are expected to be ready for the business to open sometime in February, W.R. Ninabuck who heads the corporation that purchased the bank building when the bank went out of business and its assets were taken over by the Bank of Watertown, announced this morning.    WDT

 

1957

CASEY'S BOYS SHOP, 300 E Main

   

 

 

Cross References:

               Death of Richard Hoge, 1983

               Interest in, Louis E. Kronitz 

Herman Wertheimer, was a president of the Farmers & Citizens Bank

 

 

 

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