History of Cass County Bank

Building Dreams for You Since 1966

Cass County Bank HistoryCass County Bank opened for business in Plattsmouth on November 1, 1966. The original founders and directors were David J. Duey, Albert Hansen, John Van Horne, Robert Stillinger, Tom Conis, and Howard Wiles. The original Cass County Bank was started in a mobile office at 2020 Holdrege Street in Plattsmouth. In 1968 the bank was moved into new facilities that were designed around a Spanish and Mediterranean influence and the design won a national award for bank architecture with this design. The design was selected in deference to the earliest recorded history of the Plattsmouth area, when in the 1500s Spanish Conquistadors moved northward in search of the lost city of Quivera. The soldiers constructed a barracks in a location that was, 300 years later to become the east end of main street in Plattsmouth.

The 1968 facility served the needs of the Cass County Bank for 30 years, however additional room was needed to provide for current and future customer needs. Doug Duey and his father, Dave Duey, initially conceived the new building addition and renovation of the 1968 facility in 1993. Following Dave’s passing in June of 1997, his wife Wilma and son Doug decided to proceed with the plans to build. The basic floor plan and exterior facade evolved and the architect for the project, Larry Smith of Avant Architects of Omaha, developed the architectural drawings, including the floating-roof reception area, with its beautiful coffered ceiling and full glass entrance facade. Oakview Construction of Omaha was selected as the general contractor, although several local sub-contractors were employed to assist with the project. Groundbreaking occurred on June 2, 1998 and the building was completed on April 1, 1999.

Exterior Design of the New Building and Tower Clock

The design of the exterior continues to be reminiscent of the Spanish Mission style architecture. An otherwise symmetrical facade, the building is complemented with a 24-foot tower at the southwest corner. The tower contains four large stained glass panels. The south panel is a stained glass clock, which was designed by David J. Duey, who began his professional career as a certified watchmaker. Dave also designed and constructed the stained glass tower clock located at the northwest corner of 6th and Main Streets in Plattsmouth as well as the tower clock in front of the Eagle State bank in Eagle, Nebraska.

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