German Savings Deposit Bank, South Side

German Savings Deposit Bank

This is now the Carson City Saloon, because everything on the South Side eventually becomes a bar. But the whole building shouts “bank.” It’s built from classical elements like a Venetian Renaissance palace.

Carson City Saloon

The date stone tells us that the bank was put up in 1896, with palm fronds signifying victory, and anti-pigeon spikes signifying “We hate pigeons.”

Ironwork

This ornamental ironwork is meant to evoke the balconies on a Renaissance palace, without actually being useful as a balcony.

1401 East Carson Street

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