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Crosby Commercial Block (Citizens National Bank)

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Citizens National Bank
1917. Main St. at Central Ave.

This tall, but well-proportioned, three-story commercial block features a limestone base, rusticated stone pilasters at the corners, brick spandrels between symmetrical sets of windows, a projecting stone cornice, and an entrance pediment supported by two small Doric columns. Originally the bank featured a mezzanine-level “Farmers’ Room” on the second floor, with offices on the third level. Like many local banks in North Dakota, the economic collapse in the 1920s forced reorganization or closure. The building operated successfully from 1954 to 1974 as the Nifty Shop selling ladies’ ready-to-wear clothing, but the dispiriting cultural transition from local retailing to centralized national chain stores is a recurrent theme among so many well-managed small-town businesses.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Crosby Commercial Block (Citizens National Bank)", [Crosby, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-DV2.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 146-146.

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