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Iowa Falls State Bank

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c. 1920. Southwest corner of Washington and Stevens streets

A thin slice of a building, this bank is able to assert its presence by the boldness of its Beaux-Arts Classical design and by its wealth of ornamentation. The narrow front (less than 25 feet wide) is conceived of as a temple, dominated by a pair of fluted Corinthian columns in antis. For the side elevation the architect grouped the upper and lower windows into five panels that rest on a limestone base. Brick pilasters between these window panels rise to a false cornice; above this, the solid brick parapet has been interrupted by bands of Roman balustrades. The bank has expanded to the right into a glass-and-metal anticontextual box.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Iowa Falls State Bank", [Iowa Falls, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO200.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 406-406.

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