SEARCH
SEARCH

Louis Sullivan Building of Newark

  • Masthead Image

    Masthead Image
  • Masthead Image

    Masthead Image
  • Masthead Image

    Masthead Image
  • Masthead Image

    Masthead Image
  • Masthead Image

    Masthead Image

About the Louis Sullivan Building of Newark

The Louis Sullivan Building of Newark has graced the Courthouse Square for over a century at One North Third Street.  It was built in 1914 and opened its doors on August 25, 1915 as the Home Building Association Bank, commonly known as “The Old Home”.  One of only eight banks designed by noted American architect Louis Sullivan, it is both a national treasure and a treasured piece of Central Ohio’s heritage.  Through the years, the Sullivan Building was also home to a butcher shop, a jewelry store and eventually an ice cream parlor.  With each new tenant the interior was altered, but the building’s historic and architectural significance never changed.  In 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

In 2013, the building was generously gifted to the Licking County Foundation by Newark native, Stephen Jones.  Since early 2014, the Licking County Foundation and a team of community volunteers known as Team Sullivan have been working to develop a plan for the Louis Sullivan Building of Newark’s restoration and reuse.  The vision has always been to create a valuable space that is financially self-sustaining and open for the public to enjoy, celebrate and study.  Today, the team continues to work with that goal in mind by creating a new home for Explore Licking County.   

Through the Years

2015 - Photo by Richard Pound

The Louis Sullivan Building of Newark has graced the Courthouse Square for a century. It was built in 1914 and opened its doors on August 25, 1915 as The Home Building Association Company, commonly known as The Old Home. One of only eight banks designed by noted American architect Louis Sullivan, it is both a national treasure and a treasured piece of Central Ohio’s heritage.

Here are some of the highlights of the building’s rich and varied 100-year history:

  • August 25, 1915: The Home Building Association Company opens its new office at 1 North Third Street.
  • 1928: The Home Building Association Company joins with Franklin National Bank to become the Union Trust Company.
  • 1942: Union Trust Company merges with Licking County Bank. Sullivan Building sold to William Camlin.
  • 1943-1946: Sanitary Meat Market occupies the building.
  • 1946-1973: Symon’s Best Jewelry Company occupies the building.
  • 1973: Building added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1979-1983: Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association occupies the building.
  • 1984-2007: Tiffany’s Ice Cream Parlor occupies the building.
  • 2013: Building donated to the Licking County Foundation by Stephen Jones and planning for restoration and reuse begins.
  • August 22, 2015: The centennial observance of Louis Sullivan’s Newark jewel box bank.
Alert!
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.