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Irwin Union Bank and Trust

Columbus, Indiana
County of Bartholomew.
500 Washington Street
National Register Number: 00000704
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - financial institution. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IN-6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Bank.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 16, 2000):
The Irwin Union Bank and Trust (1954) is a highly innovative bank design and an outstanding example of classic Modernist form, the Miesian glass pavilion. The work of Eero Saarinen, Irwin Union Bank and Trust was possibly the first financial institution in the United States with glass walls and an open plan, dramatically differing from past solutions for banks, and influencing the future of bank design. This property is one of a number of buildings in Columbus, Indiana that illustrate trends in modern architecture.

There are no threats to the NHL at this time.

1. Repaired concrete spauling along roof line in 2007. 2. Repaired sidewalk and retaining walls of planters in 2007.

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