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Bank Building (now American Legion Building)

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now American Legion Building
1916. 1st Ave., near northwest corner with 5th St. E.

The bank as a dominant “public” institution within a community is given here the pedimented facade of an Ionic temple. It is set off from its two-story neighbors on each side by being pulled back on each side and by the use of limestone for the entire facade. Its current occupation by the American Legion is entirely in keeping with its public presence.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Bank Building (now American Legion Building)", [Vinton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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