Iowa State Savings Bank Building
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.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclinto/history/arch/archert.txt (scroll down to No. 115)
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