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Property Name Citizens State Bank
Reference Number 13000200
State Nebraska
County Platte
Town Creston
Street Address 204 Pine Street, Creston, NE
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/24/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce, Architecture
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The Citizens State Bank building is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the local level under Criterion A for its association with Commerce and banking in Nebraska. The prosperity of the Citizens State Bank, as witnessed by the construction of the beautiful 1920 building, and its sudden failure in 1931, displays the continually changing atmosphere of banking in the early twentieth century. The bank is also eligible under Criterion C as an excellent example of the Beaux Arts style and the utilization of glazed architectural terra cotta. Truly, a piece of art, the Citizens State Bank is the most architecturally prominent building in Creston. The period of significance begins with the construction of the Citizens State Bank in 1920 and ends with the closing of the bank in 1931.


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