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United National Bank (WCTU Building)
This brick-faced Neoclassical Revival structure has a tall first-story facade with three roundarched openings disguising the fact that there are actually two stories behind them. Above a smooth stone belt course, the third and fourth stories each have six bays. A full entablature supporting a balustrade provides a handsome finish. Sponsored by the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the building provided meeting rooms, bedrooms, a gymnasium, and a kitchen for country women whose husbands came to town to conduct business. In 1984 the owners, whose organization never fully recovered after prohibition was repealed, sold the building, which is now used as banking offices.
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