Iowa State Savings Bank Building
(now home to a branch of Sterling Federal Bank)
22 Main Avenue
Clinton, Iowa 52732-2317

Jervis (Harry) R. Harbeck, 1914

This building stands in Lyons, once a separate town that is now part of Clinton. It is one of the best examples of Sullivanesque ornament in eastern Iowa. (Sullivan’s Van Allen Store, an exact contemporary of this bank building, is about twenty blocks straight south. One wonders what LHS thought of Harbeck’s work.)

The original building is extremely narrow; additions have been made both to the rear and side. The interior has been drastically remodeled, and apart from some details around the vault, is completely altered.

Click on the image above for a .pdf of a scan of a photocopy (!) of a page from a published history of Lyons, Iowa. (Publication details of this book are unknown to me.) A view of the original banking room can be seen in the upper right.

Historic postcard image courtesy of Randolph C. Henning.

• Gebhard, David, and Mansheim, Gerald: Buildings of Iowa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, p. 63-64. (scroll down to No. 115)





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