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First National Bank of Shannon City

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c. 1920. Take route P27 south 5 miles, then travel east on route H45 4.5 miles; take improved road south to Shannon City

In the small town of Shannon City, southeast of Creston, there is a well-preserved example of a small-town bank building. The low, one-story box is sheathed in brick, with the cornice, entablature, and base of the building constructed of Indiana limestone. The flat pilasters, together with the entablature/cornice, establish the building as an example of down-to-earth, rational classicism.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First National Bank of Shannon City", [Shannon City, 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, 323-323.

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