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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

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First National Bank Building", [Waverly, 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, 447-447.

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