You are here

First Trust and Savings Bank

-A A +A
c. 1916, attrib. The Lytle Company. 245 Main St.

Moville's citizens have the choice of doing their banking business in a traditional Beaux-Arts Classical bank building at 246 Main Street, or they can cross the street and advance into the modern world of the midwestern Prairie school, in the First Trust and Savings Bank. The two street facades of this dark red-brown brick building feature the usual pilaster system, with windows between and the piers articulated by square capitals (in this case with a T-motif extending down from the capital into the pilaster). Above is a brick entablature band and then a false cornice. The corner pilasters are doubled, and because of their depth, they almost become piers.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Trust and Savings Bank", [Moville, 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, 486-486.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.