Baxter National BankThe Illinois Cash Store, a grocery and dry goods store, was constructed on this site in 1868 by John M. Cooper who came to Baxter Springs from Illinois. In 1886, he constructed a new brick building one block south and moved the business. in 1900, Cooper constructed the present brick building to house the Baxter Bank. The upstairs was used as the Masonic Lodge Hall. In 1905, this building was acquired by the Baxter National Bank. Baxter National had been established in 1885 by A.R. Kane, J.J. Fribley, A.L. Harvey, and L.D. Brewster. Baxter National operated here until 1952 when it merged with the American Bank to form the American National Bank. In 1914, the Baxter National Bank was robbed by Henry Starr.
|Placed By||Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 345659 N 4099031|
|Decimal Degrees||37.02480000, -94.73511667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 1.488', W 94° 44.107'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 1' 29.28" N, 94° 44' 6.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 E 11th St, Baxter Springs KS 66713, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.