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Sioux Center State Bank

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c. 1915, A. Moorman and Company. Northwest corner of Main St. and US 75
  • Sioux Center State Bank (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The architects themselves described the design of this building as “striking.” The design is unusual in that it has a Colonial or Georgian quality. The body of the building is of brick, and the trim is in limestone. Three arched openings are presented on the principal facade, while a single arched entrance placed off-center occupies the other street facade. The scale of the building is domestic, and the fenestration and layout are similar to the Prairie-style banks designed by Louis H. Sullivan and by Purcell and Elmslie.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Sioux Center State Bank", [Sioux Center, 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, 495-496.

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