Ness City Bank

I love architecture, especially architectural detail. We had read about Ness County Bank Building, a/k/a “The Skyscraper of the Plains”. Since we were just a few miles away this weekend, we decided to look at it. It has just recently been sandblasted, so we saw it in as pristine a condition as a 120-year-old building can be.
Ness City Bank
Ness City Bank
Since we were there on Sunday, the building was closed to the public. Someone was hosting a graduation reception there, which this lady was apparently attending.
Ness City Bank
The carvings are incredible. These are acanthus leaves on the front entrance. Note the gorgeous rounded corner detail just above the entrance column.
Ness City Bank
The beautiful front door reflects the entrance and some of the Ness City business district. The balloon is inside.
Ness City Bank
All those years of use have rubbed the front door latch to a beautiful finish.
Ness City Bank
This carving is on the front of the stairway to the front entrance.
Ness City Bank
This carving is on the landing.
Ness City Bank
Merrill Trust Company’s logo is above the back entrance.
Ness City Bank
This supports a column at the back entrance.
Ness City Bank
This is the back door handle.
Ness City Bank
This is detail from the back entrance’s archway.
Ness City Bank
This is the corner of the building above the back entrance.

I highly commend this community for rescuing and preserving their great treasure.

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