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Oskaloosa Savings Bank Building

Key Information

  • Year Built: 1906
  • Location: 105 South Market Street
  • Current Tenant: Book Vault
  • Architecture Style: Classic Revival

Architecture

The Oskaloosa Savings Bank Building was constructed in 1906 and built by Henry Price. The white terra cotta, neo-classical building features colossal Doric columns paired on each side of the front entry. Interior architecture is still intact despite the changed use of the building. 

Alterations to the original architecture include a glass block installed over the front entrance.

(NRHP Application, 185-186)

 

Book Vault Historical Building Marker was unveiled on May 26, 2022.
The videos linked below provide viewers with additional information about the Book Vault location and the Historical Building Marker.  A special thank you to Oskaloosa News for these videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTtK3xhyBGY       Emily Russell interview for the Book Vault building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtmU4tbqsdo      Book Vault Historical Marker Presentation
 

Tennant History

1889
S.H. Anderson (Sewing Machines)

1902
Oskaloosa Savings Bank

1911
Oskaloosa Savings Bank

1925
Oskaloosa Home Loan and Savings Association (Occupied rear and upper parts of the building)
Oppenheimer-Alsop

1936
Oskaloosa Home Loan and Savings Association

1954
Oskaloosa Home Loan and Savings Association

1985
Johnson Abstract Company

2017
The Book Vault

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