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Baxter State Bank

1036 Miltary Ave, Baxter Springs, KS
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This 1910 building was built for the Baxter State Bank which remained here until 1975. This was the second home for the bank which was organized in 1905 and grew rapidly enough that by 1908 the needed a new and larger location. The facade was changed and "updated" in 1910.

At one time it housed the Mason's on the upper floor. Notice the emblem above the doorway on the far left in this photo. There actually isn't a door there, the doorway just leads to a stairway.

Photo(s): 2016

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