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Monticello State Bank Building

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c. 1895. Northwest corner of 1st St. W. and Cedar St. N.

This two-story building is of a somewhat rusticated Beaux-Arts design realized in brick and stone. The corner entrance with its stubby granite columns is at a 45-degree angle to the rear of the building and succeeds in visually commanding this important junction of two major downtown streets. Large glass areas were introduced on both floors of the building between the supporting piers.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Monticello State Bank Building", [Monticello, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 125-125.

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