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First National Bank (Odebolt State Bank)

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Odebolt State Bank
1914, Graham, Burnham and Company. Northeast corner of Main and Second streets
  • First National Bank (Odebolt State Bank) (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Within the small downtown is the First National Bank, which was designed by Graham, Burnham and Company of Chicago. Its design is that of a Doric temple; there is a row of six columns on the gable end and there are engaged pilasters along each flank. There is a severe, puritanical quality about the design, which seems to look back to early Greek Revival bank buildings of the 1820s and 1830s.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim



David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First National Bank (Odebolt State Bank)", [Odebolt, 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, 423-423.

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