Site of the Bank of Elkhart Lake

Site of the Bank of Elkhart Lake (HM29NL)

Location: Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 Sheboygan County
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N 43° 49.965', W 88° 1.076'

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Where the Elkhart Lake Road Races Began...

In 1949, this building was the home of the Bank of Elkhart Lake where representatives of the SCCA met with Bank President James Johnson to discuss holding sports car road races in and around the Village of Elkhart Lake.
With Johnson's backing, the Elkhart Lake Businessmen's Association organized a committee to provide local support for the races.
In addition to Johnson, the committee members were: Everett Nametz (Hardware Store), Ray Kramer (Fire Chief), Ed Leverenz (Quit Qui Oc Golf Course), Dr. Wm. A. Loos (Dentist), Clif Tufte (Elkhart Moraine Sand and Gravel), and local resort owners Ollie Siebken Moeller (Siebkens) and Floyd Dixon and Paul Just (Osthoff Hotel).
The Planning Committee organized the many community volunteers whose tireless efforts made the races so successful.
The Elkhart Moraine Sand and Gravel Company's offices were located on the second floor. It was there that Clif Tufte developed the original plans for Road America in 1954.
Donated by
Elkhart Lake Historic Race Circuits
Preservation Society
National Exchange Bank and Trust
HM NumberHM29NL
Year Placed2012
Placed ByElkhart Lake Historic Race Circuits Preservation Society & National Exchange Bank and Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 418159 N 4853800
Decimal Degrees43.83275000, -88.01793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 49.965', W 88° 1.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 49' 57.9" N, 88° 1' 4.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 S Lake St, Elkhart Lake WI 53020, US
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