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Valentine Building

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First National Bank
1916, Frank H. Paradice. 100 S. Arthur Ave.
  • Cornice detail

Designed by Frank H. Paradice and built in 1916, this two-story building originally housed the First National Bank. With classical details like Corinthian pilasters and a Doric cornice, the Valentine Building features some of the best white terra-cotta cladding in the state of Idaho. Paradice appears to be Idaho’s most capable terra-cotta artist, and each of his seven downtown Pocatello buildings displays some form of terra-cotta detail. The building’s owner, Carl Valentine, was a sheep rancher, who, through his banking and real estate activities, became one of the most prominent businessman in southeastern Idaho.

References

Attebery, Jennifer Eastman, and Terrance W. Epperson, “Pocatello Historic District,” Bannock County, Idaho. National Register of Historic Places Inventory–Nomination Form, 1982. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.

Writing Credits

Author: 
D. Nels Reese
Coordinator: 
Anne L. Marshall
Wendy R. McClure
Phillip G. Mead
D. Nels Reese
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Timeline

  • 1916

    Designed and constructed

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Citation

D. Nels Reese, "Valentine Building", [Pocatello, Idaho], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ID-01-005-0051-04.

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