People's Savings and Loan Association Bank

Louis Sullivan

The front facade

Toward the end of his career Sullivan designed several modest banks in the Midwest. Like the Auditorium building in Chicago and the National Farmer's Bank, this bank in Sidney also uses the arch as an element of the design.


Details of the front facade


The side facade

The structure is a simple geometric block (or cube). Even on this small scale, it still has the sense of a podium or base (the black marble) and a modified cornice--elements characterizing his skyscrapers.

Details of the side windows

Decorative details on the west side


Other Sullivan buildings on this site include: the Auditorium Building, the Gage Building and the Wainwright Building.

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