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First National Bank Building

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c. 1895. 98 Bremer Ave. E.

The building has the flavor of being a late nineteenth-century two-story commercial block that has, almost as an afterthought, been brought up to date with a Beaux-Arts Classical banking floor. This lower level displays two walls of arched windows set between pilasters. The entrance, on the narrow facade, has a segmented curved lintel with a lunette window above it. The second level has tall paired windows simply set within the brick walls. The roofscape boasts a vestigial angled corner tower, and a second tower (quite low, like the other tower) over the side entrance of the building.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First National Bank Building", [Waverly, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO330.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 447-447.

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