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Commercial Building (Bottineau County Bank)

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Bottineau County Bank
c. 1901. Main St. at 6th St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This former bank celebrates the stonecutter’s craft, which is well represented in the Bottineau community. Although a preference for cut-stone construction is associated with Scots and Irish immigrants in the community, notably the W. R. McIntosh House (BU5), much of it was executed by English, Swedish, and Native American construction crews. The one-story building’s walls are formed of coursed split-faced granite stones, and it has three large arched windows and a recessed arched entrance, with randomly sized square openings toward the rear. Openings are framed with dressed sandstone, and red sandstone is used for quoins, arches, and sills. The entire effect makes a strong and secure appearance for this bank.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Commercial Building (Bottineau County Bank)", [Bottineau, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 126-126.

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