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American Bank

1201 Military Ave, Baxter Springs, KS

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The American National Bank constructed a 2-story building here in 1917. In 1953 the American National Bank and Baxter National Bank merged and became the American Bank at this location.

The 1995 frieze by Texan artist Paula Collins depicts the city's history. She used terra-cotta clay and sculpted the scens in individual blocks that were fired and then fitted together.

Photo(s): 2016


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