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Parkersburg State Bank Building

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c. 1917. Northwest corner of 3rd and Coats streets

Beaux-Arts Classicism is here cast in a lighter mood than usual. The lower floor of this limestone building exhibits a pair of picture-framed large windows on each side of the center entrance. On the second floor, the three windows with transoms are separated from one another by a pair of thin, delicate engaged columns. The entablature bears the building's name in the center, and on each side is a pattern of classical swags.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Parkersburg State Bank Building", [Parkersburg, 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, 427-427.

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