Unveiling History

A significant event happened this week in downtown Dixon.  After being covered for over a quarter century, lettering proclaiming “Dixon National Bank” was unveiled once again.  Dixon National Bank was purchased by Amcore in 1992 and new signage was placed, covering the name.  Amcore was subsequently acquired by Midland States Bank in 2010.  KSB Hospital purchased the building in 2017 and immediately renamed the facility The Lovett Center.

The historic corner building opened as Dixon National Bank in 1914 and was purchased by H.O. Lovett and his son, Donald R. Lovett, about 70 years ago.

New signage will appear at the Lovett Center over the next few weeks, however, the Dixon National Bank lettering is here to stay.



  • Anne Hilliard
    Posted at 10:35h, 25 September Reply

    Love this! The plaque on the building is also a good read!

  • Mark Stach
    Posted at 11:35h, 25 September Reply

    If there is any interest I have quite a few historical Dixon National Bank items that I would donate if there is a place to display them.

  • Capt Al
    Posted at 15:16h, 25 September Reply

    Just goes to show that someone at KSB is making some great decisions to preserve the history of Dixon. It reflects great leadership and management.

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