Walking tour shows off architecturePublished 11:08am Monday, June 6, 2011
For The Journal
Join Chris Schuelke, Executive Director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society for a guided Walking Tour of Downtown Fergus Falls, Thursday, June 9, at 1:30 or 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Pamida parking lot. Fee: $5.
One site on the walking tour will be the Fergus Falls National Bank which dates back to 1882 when it was organized as the Merchants State Bank.
The bank was first located in the Austin Building.
The second building occupied by the Fergus Falls National Bank, pictured here, was the second downtown building with a diagonal entrance. In 1913 this building was sold to Dr.’s A. C. Baker, Willard Burnap and Charles Nelson (a dentist) for $15,000 and became the Fergus Clinic.
The Fergus Falls National Bank moved across the street in 1913. To what is currently part of Victor Lundeen Company.
For more information visit the Otter Tail County Historical Society. General admission to the historical society is $4/adults, $1/ages 5-11.
Members and children 4 and under are free. Large group tours are welcome. Guided tours can be arranged in advance. Meeting space is available. Museum hours June through August: 9-5, Monday through Friday and 9-2 Saturday. Visit them on the web at www.otchs.org