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Looking to expand its banking facility in 1959, the Board of the Bank of Carthage (301 South Main Street) swapped properties with the heirs and owners of the Caffee Building located across the street to the north. The new Bank of Carthage facility was built in 1960 and featured limestone from Carthage Marble Corporation on its exterior facade and various foreign marbles on the interior that were supplied by Locarni Marble Company. Most notable on the building's southern facade along West Third Street are the round sculptures featuring coins from Carthage, Tunisia. This address is within the Carthage Courthouse Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Former Bank of Carthage #2 building in 2017.
  • Bank of Carthage #2 Building, circa 1960. Photo in collection of Powers Museum.
  • Except for 1887 check and 1920 deposit book in this grouping, all other items are associated with the second Bank of Carthage building and were on display in 175th Anniversary of Carthage Exhibit at Powers Museum in 2017.
  • Former Caffee Building that housed the Caffee Drug Company and other drug stores through the years before being torn down for the building of the 1960 Bank of Carthage #2 building. This image is circa 1900.
  • One of several stone sculptures on the West Fourth Street side of the former Bank of Carthage building.
  • Brochure Bank of Carthage published about the coin sculptures on the building written by Richard Ferguson.
  • Second page about the coin sculptures on the building written by Richard Ferguson.
  • Digitization on CLIO is part of Powers Museum's "Digital Carthage" project in honor of Carthage's 175th Anniversary Celebration (March 28, 2017 through March 27, 2018).
  • Funding for the Walking in the Wards tour was made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Spring 2017.

This building is also known as the Jasper County Courthouse Annex II as seen on the facade. Entrance for other county offices housed on the second floor in this building is found on the back of the building.

Hansford, Michele. Image of America: Carthage Missouri. Charleston SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.

Utter, Wade and Hansford, Michele. Image of America: Carthage Missouri 1940-1990. Charleston SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2013.