Nelson Block:  Architectural Details
 
 



Designed by local architect William Cox, it is a late example of the High Victorian Italianate Style with a few up-to-date features, including a huge round-arched portal in the Richardsonian Romanesque tradition.

It is surrounded by a non-projecting classical port of sandstone with an entablature that bears the inscription "Bank” and is supported by fluted pilasters. Brown facing brick used at this level is highlighted by inlays, which match the cream colored facing brick of the upper story.

Second story windows are round-arched and have graduated reveals and sandstone archivolts. The date 1900 is stamped in the parapet of the cornered bay crest.