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Encyclopedia Dubuque


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Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

DUBUQUE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION. As a result of national concern about the financial soundness of savings and loan institutions, Dubuque Savings and Loan was rechartered as Harvest Savings Bank in August 1985, when it had assets of $180 million.

In 1990 Harvest Savings Bank won the prestigious National Medal of Honor from the Financial Institutions Marketing Association for its "Dubuque is" community-oriented advertising campaign. The main office was located near Plaza 20 on Dodge Street with several branch offices in Dubuque.

Magnet. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Ash tray. Photo courtesy: Jim Lang
Quarter saver books were popular with children in the 1950s.

In 1996 Harvest Savings Bank was purchased by the Milwaukee-based Firstar Corporation.

Children's savings book for dimes.
Matchbook. Photo courtesy: Mike Avitt

The 1985 through 1987 Dubuque City Directory listed Town Clock Plaza, Kennedy at Congress, White at 22nd and Plaza 20.