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.
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
First National Bank--101 W. Main
Courtesy of Pipestone County Historical Society
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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