|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.|
|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.|
|The carvings are incredible. These are acanthus leaves on the front entrance. Note the gorgeous rounded corner detail just above the entrance column.|
|The beautiful front door reflects the entrance and some of the Ness City business district. The balloon is inside.|
|All those years of use have rubbed the front door latch to a beautiful finish.|
|This carving is on the front of the stairway to the front entrance.|
|This carving is on the landing.|
|Merrill Trust Companys logo is above the back entrance.|
|This supports a column at the back entrance.|
|This is the back door handle.|
|This is detail from the back entrances archway.|
|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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