Merchants National Bank in Winona, Minn., is one of state’s architectural gems.

Built in 1912, the bank is considered part of the Prairie School of architectural design.

It features stained-glass windows and terra-cotta ornamentation.

It is also one of the examples of more than a dozen banks designed by the architect duo of William Purcell and George Grant Elmslie.

One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz explored the bank and found out more about its history in Winona.

This story was published in April 2018.


One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz also toured the Winona National Bank – so you can also step into that Prairie School gem in this video story.

If you’re an architectural history buff, then block out some time to watch Lost Twin Cities III and Lost Twin Cities IV.

On a recently effort to mine the TPT/KTCA archives, one producer discovered a number of local places and experiences that have bit the proverbial dust. Check out “Long Gone Minnesota: 10 Things our Culture has Lost.”