AKA: Land Title Building, Ellensburg, WA; National Bank of Commerce, Ellensburg, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings)

Designers: Gould and Champney, Architects (firm); Spangler, Fay R., Architect (firm); Édouard Frère Champney (architect); Augustus Warren Gould (architect); Lafayette Robinson Spangler (architect)

Dates: constructed 1911-1912

2 stories

Ellensburg, WA

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The Seattle architecture firm of Gould and Champney designed this bank building in association with Fay Spangler.

This small bank building had the requisite Neo-classical components, particularly the large Doric columns, rustication and the grandly-scaled cornice with balustrade, needed to suggest stability and authority to Americans of the time. Typical of works by architect Edouard Frere Champney (1874-1929), the cornice line featured a slightly exaggerated scale and elaborate ornamentation.

PCAD id: 15578