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Security Building (Kanawha National Bank) and Frankenberger Building
These almost Siamese twins, born on a drawing board in Cincinnati, grew up together, reached identical heights, and wear the same brilliant white terra-cotta garb. One chose a career in banking, the other in commerce, and that made all the difference. The bank on the corner presents a formal facade to the street, with Corinthian columns and pilasters, and quietly announces its name high on the second-story frieze. The commercial sibling is far more open, shouting Frankenberger from atop its first-story entrance. Above, Frankenberger has
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