People's Federal Savings and Loan Association

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People's Federal Savings and Loan Association
Sidney-ohio-pfsl.jpg
Unusual architecture of the 1918 People's Federal Savings and Loan
People's Federal Savings and Loan Association is located in Ohio
People's Federal Savings and Loan Association
Location 101 E. Court St., Sidney, Ohio
Coordinates 40°17′2″N 84°9′24″W / 40.28389°N 84.15667°W / 40.28389; -84.15667Coordinates: 40°17′2″N 84°9′24″W / 40.28389°N 84.15667°W / 40.28389; -84.15667
Area less than one acre
Built 1917
Architect Louis Sullivan
Architectural style Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001042[1]
Added to NRHP June 5, 1972

The People's Federal Savings and Loan Association in Sidney is an early-modern building in western Ohio, designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, the mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was designed and built in 1917 for use by Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, which still operates out of it. It is one of a handful of banks designed by Sullivan between 1908 and 1919 for small communities in the central United States. The building is a National Historic Landmark.

People's Federal Savings and Loan Association is located at 101 East Court Street on the corner of South Ohio Street in Sidney across from the Spot restaurant. It lies also across the street from the Gothic revival Monumental Building and the Second Empire-style Shelby County Courthouse.

Numerous colors adorn the building, beginning with the corbels of multicolored terracotta, which are placed over the front windows. A dominant Romanesque Revival archway forms the main entrance, set in a building base of black marble and amid walls of strong reds. Other parts of the walls are pierced by numerous windows featuring blue, green, and purple glasswork. The design is the result of Sullivan's architectural ideal: simple structurally but ornately decorated in their details.[2]

Other Louis Sullivan "jewel boxes"[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1273.

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