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One Valley Bank (Empire Bank Building)
The seven-story steel-frame building commissioned by Virgil Highland, president of the Empire National Bank, is faced with rusticated brownstone of an umber hue on its first two floors and brown brick above. An emphatic cornice with overscaled brackets provides a dramatic climax to the composition. Because the streets intersect here at an acute angle, the building's footprint is similar to a flatiron or a trapezoid. The rounded corner contains the bank entrance at street level, while the office entrance is in the last bay along 4th Street. Both entrances have white terra-cotta Corinthian
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