This tall, thin Sullivanesque bank is, when one stops and carefully looks at it, a surprisingly original design. The architect has employed the Sullivanesque scheme of a pier with terracotta capital as a repeated motif on both sides of the building. Then, in a different color and laid brick, he has suggested that each wide vertical panel contains a stylized Doric pilaster. Each of the four repeated bays is covered by a terracotta gabled cornice, with a curvilinear cartouche at the peak. The small entrance that originally stood in the center of the narrow south facade is now gone. A simple but sympathetic addition was made to the rear of the building in 1931; in 1967 a new arched wing was projected off to the east. The building has now acquired a revolving sign at the corner.
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Iowa Savings Bank Building
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