Shramek Building / City Offices

5th & D, NE corner

In the late 1890s, a wooden building at this location was home to the Shramek Bros. Saloon, operated by Joseph and John Shramek. In 1904, it was replaced with a brick building. In 1909, Joseph Shramek remodeled the building for the new Butler County State Bank on the first floor, with the David City Real Estate & Exchange Co. on the second floor. In the 1910s, Drs. Burdick and Beede moved their practice to this building.

In January 1934, the building was purchased by the city to be used for the city offices on the first floor and the Fireman’s Hall on the second floor. The city offices remained in the building until 1998. The building is known for the long, distinctive iron stairway on the south side.

City Offices, circa 1934 Old City Offices, 2023

Drag the slider to switch between past and present.

North side of D St, looking to the west-northwest — 1904.

At the left of the photograph, you can see the Butler County Courthouse spire. The Shramek / City Offices building was not yet constructed. The three buildings on the right are at the current location of the Fire Station and Senior Center.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x