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Malouff Department Store (Bank of San Luis)

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Bank of San Luis
1911. 351 Main St.

Four heavy Doric columns support the temple front of a masonry bank which became a store with apartments upstairs. Stucco layers applied over the years have helped integrate what was originally a jarring architectural departure from indigenous adobe. The bank's basic disharmony is compounded by its siting at a slight angle to adjacent main street frontages, perhaps a grid-minded Anglo builder's attempt to straighten out the town.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Malouff Department Store (Bank of San Luis)", [San Luis, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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