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American Bancor (Liberty National Bank, German-Bohemian Bank)

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Liberty National Bank, German-Bohemian Bank
1923. 115 1st Ave. W

Founded as the German-Bohemian Bank in 1916, the name was changed to Liberty National Bank in 1918, when World War I anti-German sentiment was strong in this immigrant community. In 1923, the bank dedicated this new building constructed of locally produced dark brown brick with sandstone trim. A portico with granite Tuscan columns accents the three-bay principal facade. The heavy pressed-metal projecting cornice and parapet affirm the building’s solidity.

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, "American Bancor (Liberty National Bank, German-Bohemian Bank)", [Dickinson, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-SK6.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 169-170.

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