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