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First National Bank Building

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c. 1917. 100 Bremer Ave. E.

This two-story bank building, across the street from the older First National Bank building, has the appearance of a Beaux-Arts Classical design that has evolved under the direction of a Prairie architect. A much wider than usual entablature forms a horizontal plane supported at each corner by wide pilasters. A false gable is provided atop the parapet, articulated by the geometry of three elongated triangles. The recessed entrance and window area above have been “modernized” with aluminum frames, doors, and large sheets of glass.

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, 447-448.

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