The Sheboygan Press - Monday - February 24, 1930 - p. 6
Workmen of a construction company who are erecting the new Chilton National Bank building, moved the huge vault door into the building a few days ago and have been busy putting it up. The door weighs between seven and eight tons and was difficult to handle. The door has seven inches of solid, specially hardened steel between the outside and the locks.
Chilton National Bank To Move To New Headquarters
Building to Be Open to Public for Inspection on Saturday
Special to the Post-Crescent
Chilton - The newly completed National Bank building on Main-st., directly east of the Hotel Chilton, will be formally opened to the public Saturday afternoon and evening. The directors of the bank will receive the public from 2 to 9 p.m. and shown the usually inaccessable places, including vaults, money drawers, cages and directors' quarters. The offices on the second floor will also be open for inspection. Two of these have already been rented, one by Dr. J. W. Goggins and the other by Dr. J. N. Higgins.
The building was designed by A. Moorman and Co., of Minneapolis, and is a combination of face brick, Bedford Indiana limestone, with massive pillars and ornate brass grilled burglar alarm. Most of the labor, with the exception of supervision, was employed locally and all sand, gravel, cement, brick, mortar color, lumber and wood work were obtained locally.
Following the opening on Saturday money, securities and valuables will be moved into the new bank and the banking carried on in the new home. The quarters formerly used by the bank will be turned over to the Hotel Chilton and remodeled for hotel purposes.
On Thursday evening a dinner for the stockholders was given at the Hotel Chilton, covers being laid for about 80. Previous to the dinner the stockholders inspected the new building. The following are the officers of the Chilton National Bank: Walter A. Kurtz, president; William N. Knauf, vice president; M. Cecelia Bosshard, cashier; directors, Walter A. Kurtz, William N. Knauf, Helmuth F. Arps, Oscar L. Dorschel, Andrew Noll, William F. Pinnow and Frank Tesch.
Approve Sale of Bank At Chilton
Chilton, Wis. - (AP) - Circuit Judge Fred Reglinger has approved sale of the Chilton National bank building and part of the fixtures to the State Bank of Chilton. The price was $17,600. The Chilton National closed March 3, 1933. About 90 per cent of its assets have been liquidated.
The State Bank of Chilton has moved into the National bank building, recently purchased, and will open for business in the new quarters Monday morning. Attorney H. F. Arps, who purchased the state bank building, with his new partner, Donald Bonk will move into it this week.
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