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Corner view of First National Bank--101 W. Main St.
Courtesy of Lorraine Draper

The old First National Bank Building is another building that dominates the downtown of Pipestone. Designed in 1916 by P. J. Lindhoff, the bank relocated to this building from its earlier location at 113. W. Main Street. The Neoclassical building is constructed of buff colored Bedford limestone and has the name "FIRST NATIONAL BANK" carved over the large fluted Doric columns. The corner pilasters and dentilated cornice also make this building unique. Below the second story windows is a decorative frieze. Although many of the windows on the east elevation have been covered, and the stairway to the basement enclosed, the building still retains much of its original grandeur.


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First National Bank--101 W. Main St., c.1916
Courtesy of Pipestone County Historical Society
The First National Bank occupied the first floor of this building until 1973, when its present building was constructed. The building was then used as a drug store, which has been located in the building ever since. The second floor generally has been used for professional offices until recently when it was divided into apartments. The basement had always been home to a barber shop until Emile Klosterich retired in the 1980s after 50 years of service at this location. Following a disastrous 1996 Christmas Day fire in the adjoining buildings to the north, a major renovation of the interior took place.

The First National Bank Building is located at 101 W. Main St., Pipestone. Now the A&S Drug Store, it is open to the public during regular business hours.

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