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Shelby County Bank

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c. 1892. Northwest corner 6th and Market streets

The eye-catching feature of this two-story commercial block on a raised basement is the dramatic round tower on the second floor. This corner bay tower culminates in a pointed domed roof and is Queen Anne in flavor, but the building itself, with its arched openings, is mildly Richardsonian Romanesque in its presentation.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Shelby County Bank", [Harlan, 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, 476-476.

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