H. S. Miller Bank

Also known as: Prescott City Hall, Welcome & Heritage Center
223 Broad St., Prescott, Wisconsin

Now serving as the Welcome & Heritage Center


Overview Looking Northwest

The original structure (left) and a later addition form the subject building. Note the modern clock tower (non-contributing) that houses a restored 1937 Seth Thomas school tower clock.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2019




The building consists of two sections; the original 1885 bank building and a 1910 addition. A circa 1944 brick addition, once attached to the north side of the building, was removed in 1991. Today a brick tower stands there, containing a restored 1937 Seth Thomas school clock that chimes on the hour.

The railroad lift bridge that dominates the skyline went into operation in 1984. It is not eligible for inclusion on the NRHP (it's too new). The lift bridge replaced a swing bridge that went into operation in 1886.

Today the historic structure serves the community as a visitor center and museum.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1994
Reference number
NR name
Miller, H. S., Bank
Architectural styles
Victorian: Romanesque; Victorian: Italianate
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Financial institution
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant years
1885; 1910


19th Century (37,747)
Bank (1,349)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1885 (579)
Built during 1880s (6,474)
Commercial building (6,140)
Italianate (5,112)
Limestone (8,192)
Owned by local government (11,500)
Pierce County, Wisconsin (7)
Prescott, Wisconsin (2)
Romanesque (2,722)
Victorian (19,698)
Wisconsin (2,624)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2019: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 20, 2019: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 20, 2019: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, corrected GPS coordinates, added description, and added photos