Shawneetown Bank State Historic Site

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Shawneetown Bank State Historic Site is a historic building located in Shawneetown, IL. It was built in 1839 and served as the first branch of the Bank of Illinois, one of the state's earliest banks. The building was designed by noted architect William Strickland and is considered to be one of his finest works. Today, the Shawneetown Bank State Historic Site is open to visitors who can explore the building and learn about its history. The site features exhibits on the history of the bank and the role it played in shaping the early economy of Illinois. Visitors can also see a collection of artifacts and documents related to the bank's operations and the people who worked there.

(Submitted by Rachel Harrington)

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