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You Could Mistake Winona's Merchants National Bank for a Cathedral

By Kaomi Lee

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.


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