The Brick Block of Melrose Minnesota, built by Edwin Clark in 1887. Someone numbered and identified buildings and people in the photographs as: Everett E. Clark (1), Edwin Clark (2), D.B. Kimball and Sons store (3, 4), and Dawes How Hardware Store (5).
This two-story brick building was built in 1917. Then the street-level corner of the building was occupied by the Farmers State Bank. Later, the Pine River State Bank conducted business in the same space until 1974. Among original occupants was a pharmacy on Barclay Avenue, and a furniture store and funeral parlor on the First Street side. The second floor contained professional offices and apartments. The Gardiner family has operated businesses at this location since 1935. The original back addition to the building was destroyed by fire in 1973.
Outside view of the corner of First National Bank in Detroit, Minnesota (became Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, in 1926). To the left of the bank is a drug company and on a corner sign is Campbell, I.D. dentist.
Outside view of First National Bank in Lake Park, Minnesota. Other business that can be seen are Canfield & Nordby Farm Lands. Down the street are the City Restaurant and Din Drop Inn. On the back of the postcard is a note to Bertha Vickers in Ogema, Minnesota.
This building was erected in 1903 and housed the first bank in Pine River. Less than a year after completion, a druggist was hired to set up shop in part of the building. In 1919 the bank received a national charter becoming the First National Bank of Pine River.
This is the interior of the First National Bank in Crosby, Minnesota. Tellers stand behind the bars, one at the "Paying" window and one at the "Receiving" window. A spittoon sits on the floor. A drinking fountain is to the right. Marble lines the bottom of the teller area.