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"Des Moines Building-Loan and Savings" still bank


Banthrico, Inc.


c. 1940s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Des Moines Building-Loan and Savings' still bank, Banthrico, Inc.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Zinc alloy
Size: 4 1/4 x 3 7/16 x 2 11/16 in. (10.8 x 8.73 x 6.83 cm)
Creation Place: United States, Illinois, Chicago
Culture: United States, Illinois
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptionsacross front roof: [210 SIXTH AVENUE]; around edge of base: [DES MOINES / BUILDING - LOAN and SAVINGS / ASSOCIATION / THE OLDEST IN DES MOINES]; under base on door: [BANTHRICO INC / CHICAGO, ILL / U.S.A.]
Physical Description: replica of the 12-story Des Moines Building-Loan and Savings Association upon a beveled plinth; copper color with dark pigment accenting windows and building elements; coin slot and keyed access door under foot
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.415
Artist: Banthrico, Inc., Chicago, 1931-1985
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Chicago, 1931-1985
Added to Site: March 1, 2009