Wolfe Building

Northwest corner of 4th & E

The photograph shows the west side of 4th street in the block northwest of the courthouse square in 1913. Past businesses at this location included a jewelry store, a cobbler, a tailor, and the Lincoln Pure Butter Company. To the right is the First National Bank, which will move into the Wolfe Building when it is completed in 1914.

In 1934, the First National Bank acquired the assets of the Central Nebraska National Bank and moved into the Bunting Building to allow for extensive remodeling of the Wolfe Building.

In February 1945, a destructive fire engulfed the Wolfe Building, displacing seven businesses. After it was repaired in 1946, J.C. Penney’s store moved into the building. The building later served as the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Northwest corner of 4th and E streets. Future home of the Wolfe Building. Wolfe Building, 2023.

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Wolfe Building, 1934
Wolfe Building — 1934.

In the photograph above, the David City Public Library is on the left side of the Wolfe Building. Adjacent to the right is the original First National Bank building, which was later combined with the Wolfe Building. To the far right is the Boston Studio building.

Wolfe Building, 1920.
Wolfe Building — 1920.

The photograph above was when First National Bank was the main tenant.

Entrance to the J.C. Penny Company store when it was located in the Wolfe Building, 1946.
Entrance to the J.C. Penny Company store when it was located in the Wolfe Building — 1946.
Interior of the J.C. Penney Company store when it was located in the Wolfe Building, 1946.
Interior of the J.C. Penney Company store when it was located in the Wolfe Building — 1946.
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