The Feick Building, Sandusky’s tallest building (eight stories) was designed by Purcell and Feick, a Minneapolis Based architectural partnership formed by two Cornell classmates, one being Sandusky native, George Feick Jr.
The original Feick Building was built to a height of three stories by George Feick Sr. in 1909 with steel frames that would enable additional stories to be added in the future. Five more stories were added in 1916.
Of the many firms that occupied the Feick Building over the years, the Sandusky Business College and the Citizens Banking Company (Now Civista Bank) were among the most important. Both organizations exist today in other locations.
Check out this bank book from the Citizens Banking Co. which was located in the Feick Building, dated 1928 – S S Yingling.
The Feick Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, but it currently stands vacant and faces an uncertain future.
It is a little hard to see, but at the top is the building’s name FEICK.
The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company was located in Suite 707 of the Feick Building.The Citizens Banking Company opened its new headquarters in the FeickBuilding on East Market Street in downtown Sandusky in 1924.
A group of boys is standing in front of the Citizens Bank. All the children are holding up an unidentified promotional paper. One young man is wearing a Boy Scout uniform. Note the vintage cars parked in front. Several bicycles are on the sidewalk as well. A large burglar alarm can be seen directly under the name of the bank. And if you look closely, you can see someone in an upstairs window. Today the Feick Building is still home to several Sandusky businesses and offices.
In February 2021, it was announced that this iconic building would be turned into apartments. the article, Fixing the Feick Building, included some great photos of the interior of this building.