Location Information
(for the Merchants & Farmers Bank Building)
Name:Merchants & Farmers Bank Building
Address:245 Main Street, West
City/County:Okolona, Chickasaw County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1903
Architectural Styles(s):Romanesque
Destroyed:Collapsed on Nov. 17, 2015
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:14 May 1987
NR District Name:Okolona
NR Status:Previously Listed
Element No.:120
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Context/Comments
The Merchants and Farmers Bank derives its significance from its architectural character. Its Richardsonian Romanesque features, its stone construction, and its pressed-metal interior are all rare in Mississippi. It was one of three banks chartered in 1897. The bank building was constructed in 1903 and is unaltered. The most notable feature of the building is its surprisingly intact interior.
Historic Information
Collapsed following a band of heavy storms in the early morning hours of Nov. 17, 2015.