Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 81000467
Historic Name CITIZENS BANK BUILDING
Description of Significance THE CITIZENS BANK BUILDING'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE CENTERS UPON THE STRENGTH OF ITS DESIGN AND ITS COMMERCIAL HISTORY. STILLWATER PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN THE BIRTH OF OKLAHOMA AND THE BANK'S DESIGN REFLECTS THE ENTHUSIASM AND COMMITMENT OF THE TERRITORIAL PEOPLE OF THE STILLWATER AREA. CITIZENS BANK IS THE OLDEST EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE CITY AND ONLY ONE OF TWO BUILDINGS WHICH REFLECT THE ROBUST ROMANESQUE REVIVAL STYLES THAT CHARACTERIZE MANY PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. THE USE OF THIS STRUCTURE ALSO SUGGESTS THE BOOM OF FRONTIER COMMERCIALISM AS MORE THAN A DOZEN BUSINESSES OCCUPY THE SPACE FROM 1894-1936. LISTED 02/24/1981.
Current Name UNITED WAY OF PAYNE COUNTY
Address 107 EAST 9TH STREET
City STILLWATER
County PAYNE
Lot 6
Block 43
Current Section 23
Township 12N
Range 2E
Type BUILDING
Historic Function COMMERCE/TRADE: FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Current Function SOCIAL: CIVIC
Area Signficance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Date Prepared JUNE 1980
Year Built 1894
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder BUILDER: GEORGE BROCK
Architectural Style ROMANESQUE
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material SANDSTONE
Window Material WOOD
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details PLOYCHOMY AND MOULDED ELEMENTS - LIMESTONE SILLS, STEPS, IMPOST BLOCKS, KEYSTONES, AND STRINGCOURSE. RAISED ROSETTES AND LEAF FORMS IN THE FRIEZE, MOULDINGS AND A NAME PLATE IN THE CORNICE AND PINNACLE ON THE BRACKETS.
Condition FAIR
Comments
Restricted