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McKintosh County Bank (Zeeland Bank)

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Zeeland Bank
c. 1912. 101 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The name of this railroad town, founded in 1902, reveals its Dutch cultural associations in the midst of an otherwise German Russian area. The Hezel brothers established the First State Bank in 1904 (demolished) and this was the second bank. It is a brick building with two similar facades, one of which faces the railroad tracks, and the other, with the entrance, faces the main business street. The building is articulated with shallow brick pilasters, stone accent blocks, a heavily dentiled cornice, and a pedimented gable at the center of each facade. Some of the windows have been enclosed by blank panels. Small-town bank buildings historically went to great pains to demonstrate that they were substantial, permanent, and dependable, and this design conveys that expression.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "McKintosh County Bank (Zeeland Bank)", [Zeeland, 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, 204-204.

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