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Commercial Building (First National Bank Building)

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First National Bank Building
1903, Jules Leffland. 1901 7th St.

A well-placed cornerstone authenticates the identity and architectural authorship of this narrow, one-story brick building. Leffland typologically identified it as a bank with a polished granite column that supports the corner entrance and ensured the building's visual prominence by reinforcing the repetition of arched window heads along Avenue H with piers and with copious corbeled brickwork in the frieze zone. Across Avenue H, at 1839 7th Street, is a long one-story, brick store-front, now altered at ground level but intact above the sidewalk canopy, which looks like Leffland's work.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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