First National Bank of Waukegan

Salvi Schostok & Pritchard is a renowned Lake County medical malpractice and personal injury law firm. We are conveniently located in the downtown area by several historic landmarks, including the First National Bank of Waukegan.

History of First National Bank of Waukegan

The First National Bank of Waukegan, or the Waukegan Building as it is commonly known, was built in 1925 at 1 S. Genesee.

Charles R. Steele and Ransom Steele, who owned the banking firm CR&R Steele, Bankers, opened the first bank between Kenosha and Chicago. The Steeles were some of the earliest applicants for a national bank charter after the National Banking Act of 1864 was passed. They erected a bank building on 1 S. Genesee.

Once the Steeles received their charter, they began operations as First National Bank of Waukegan. In 1925, a new bank building was constructed at 1 S Genesee. It was designed by the St. Louis Bank Equipment Company and built by the Chicago contractor Hoggson Brothers. The Neoclassical two-story building features Chicago Style influenced massing, a cornice that displays the year the bank was established, fluted pilasters on the façade. The interior is a symbol of luxury with marble floors and brass chandeliers.

Renovations have been completed over the years to make the bank more modern and energy-efficient. Some of the original furnishings were donated to historic societies.

The Significance of This Historical Landmark

The First National Bank of Waukegan was the first bank in Lake County, Illinois. It is recognized throughout the community and admired for its Classical Revival architecture. It has earned its spot in the National Register of Historic Places. It is historically significant because it has always functioned as a bank building, even though it has changed ownership over the years. It was landmarked on June 18, 2007.

Directions from First National Bank of Waukegan to Salvi Law Offices

If you are visiting this historical landmark, you can reach the Waukegan office location of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard by following these directions:

Head north on S Genesee St toward Washington St

Turn left onto Washington St

Turn right onto N Martin Luther King Jr Ave

Our office will be on the left

The First National Bank of Waukegan is located at 1 S Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085, less than half a mile from our office, which is located at 218 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085.

Contact Salvi Schostok & Pritchard for Help or Directions 

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is one of the most notable personal injury and medical malpractice firms in the Waukegan area. Our firm was established more than 35 years ago. We proudly secured the largest compensatory personal injury verdict award for an individual plaintiff in Illinois state history. We provide a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options after you suffer an injury in a car accident, due to medical malpractice, or due to other events caused by someone else’s negligence. Contact us today to get directions to our office or to speak to an attorney about your claim.