History of Farmers and Drovers Bank
The two story Eclectic style building is one of the
most ornate in the community. It features limestone
trim with Romanesque arches over half round
stained glass windows on the first floor. The second
floor boasts a combination of arched half round, and
square stained glass windows. Marble engaged
columns, limestone arches with keystones and
limestone steps accent the building’s raised
floor level corner entrance. The decorative metal
cornice with raised name and date, a Byzantine dome
and alternating minarets and spaces complete the
exterior decoration of the building.
The original teller windows were decorative wood cabinetry with raised panels and marble counters, one of which is now located in the Council Grove Republican newspaper office. Modernizations were made in the first half of the 20th Century with the early 1900s bringing a decorative metal ceiling and the 1940s addition of marble panels on the lower walls and around the teller areas.