I believe that the building was built in the 1890s and was the tallest building outside of downtown Chicago at the time?
Here is a postcard image of it around 1915 when the Wendell State Bank occupied the lower floor. By 1918 the bank had become the Reliance State Bank.
I have a very neat and rare ca. 1910 real photo postcard of the building in my collection as well.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2011 10:37PM by Berwyn Frank.