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Worth County State Bank

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1906. North side of Central between 8th and 9th streets
  • (Paul Stapp 2022)

Another of Northwood's significant contributions to American architecture forms the Beaux-Arts answer to the Prairie architects and their midwestern banks. The architect of this building has created a single two-story arched window held firmly in place by deep, horizontal, joined masonry piers on each side. Above, the entablature and cornice curve upward, mirroring the window arch below. Though the window has been filled in with glass brick, it still functions well.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Worth County State Bank", [Northwood, 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, 422-422.

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