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Keokuk National Bank (now Northwest Bank) and Keokuk Savings Bank
These two limestone-sheathed classical bank buildings of the early 1920s face Keokuk's Main Street. Both speak strongly with the authority of the classical tradition, and as usually happens with bank buildings in American towns and cities, they suggest by their siting and classical image that these financial institutions are as public as city hall or the county courthouse. The Keokuk National Bank has a recessed, pedimented entrance; its side flank has a series of high windows set behind a row of Roman Ionic columns. The Keokuk Savings Bank is more openly a cubic block. The front is slightly recessed behind four engaged Corinthian columns. Projecting between these columns is the central entrance with a curved pediment; to each side are windows with their own gabled pediments.
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