Howard National Bank Project

"Preserving Our Past For Our Future"



The Elk County Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 created for the purpose of restoring landmark buildings in Elk County, Kansas. Our first project is the Howard National Bank in Howard.

Howard National Bank



Worth Saving

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worth of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. Inclusion on the National Register allows the Elk County Preservation Society to receive help obtaining preservation benefits and incentives.

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WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS!!! We were awarded the Heritage Trust Fund Grant from the Kansas State Historical Society in the amount of $90,000. We are so excited to get things going on the renovation of the Howard National Bank Building. This money will stabilize the South Wall and all the stone on that will be retucked. The pipes will go away and the building will be secure. We continue to pursue Grant opportunities and work toward restoring this building to it's original beauty. Stay tuned for more updates as things progress! ... See MoreSee Less
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Just a reminder if you are interested in what is happening on the Bank Bldg, we are having a meeting at 3 pm on Sunday, May 15. HUD Community Room 134 E Washington in Howard. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be sure to stop by the Historical Howard National Bank Building while you are in town for the Howard Alumni Banquet. The Lobby will be open and hosting a quilt show. We would love to show you our plans for this iconic structure and how it can improve our community. ... See MoreSee Less
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Interested in being a part of our team? We are having a meeting at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 15th at the HUD Community Room. 134 E. Washington. We always welcome new faces and ideas. ... See MoreSee Less
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The support of the community is vital to the restoration of Howard National Bank. Your gifts directly support our work and allow us to qualify for grants. Please consider making a contribution to support this effort.