AKA: Clous State Bank, Headquarters Building, McLeansboro, IL

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

Designers: Reid Brothers, Architects (firm); James William Reid (architect); Merritt Jonathan Reid (architect)

Dates: constructed 1880-1881

2 stories

200 East Randolph Street
McLeansboro, IL 62859-1541

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Aaron Guard Cloud (1818–1893), President of the People's National Bank of McLeansboro, IL, (also known as the Cloud State Bank), and his son, Chalon Guard Cloud (1846-1908), commissioned Evansville, IN-based architects James Reid (1851-1943) and Merritt Reid (1855-1932) to design their headquarters in 1880-1882. The Reid Brothers also designed Aaron G. Cloud's own residence in McLeansboro. Both of these buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The People's Bank of McLeansboro was an extraordinary Second Empire confection, filled with Neo-Classical detailing and a prominent central tower with widow's walk ironwork. A quick visual rhythm was created by the quoins placed at regular intervals on the exterior. Tel: 618.643.4680 (2012).

National Register of Historic Places (November 28, 1978): 78001149 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 17550