Farmers Mutual Bank & Trust

Alesia worked to provide new accommodations for banking clients, while preserving the historic integrity of the architecture.
Type of Project

Historic Renovations


Nebraska City, NE

Total Size

18,000 SF



  • Comprehensive research into building’s history and original period
  • Architecturally sympathetic design of addition (for drive-thru teller)
  • Phased construction to minimize interruption of services

Combining New Amenities With Historic Character

This abandoned 100-year-old Richardsonian U.S. Post Office facility (listed on the National Register) was renovated into the new home of a locally owned 105-year-old bank. The original building, designed to accommodate a continuous marbled public gallery, was greatly altered throughout its years of occupancy. The first floor now houses all the bank’s main functions, while the second floor has a ballroom, board room, and expansion area. Alesia renovated the interior of the 18,000 SF structure. The new bank interior reflects the historic character of the building. A 750 SF addition was constructed to house the drive-up tellers and the vault.