Pinnacle Bank Neligh

As the first bank purchased outside the original Pinnacle Bank location, the Neligh, Nebraska branch has been a part of the company’s history for over a century. Avant knew it was vital to preserve the building’s significance and as many original features as possible while making mindful updates to bring the efficiency and functionality of a modern-day bank.


Today, the building is a harmonious blend of the building’s original and restored features and subtle yet appreciated updates.


Avant reconfigured and redesigned the teller line and clad the face in repaired and repurposed original marble. As customers enter the lobby, the teller line is a reminder of the company’s rich past and maintained presence in the community today. The original marble flows throughout the rest of the space, serving as a proud centerpiece of the design. Terrazzo tile floor with a custom-cut logo reflects the history of the building while also serving as a durable, long-lasting surface to carry Pinnacle Bank into the future.

Teams tuckpointed the masonry joints and refinished the terra cotta to restore the building exterior. The design includes replaced windows that will last for years to come and a new entry that meets ADA accessibility requirements. The renovation would not be complete without restoring a missing key original feature: a custom-welded globe. Sitting on the shoulders of a figure that stands on the top of the bank, this detail solidifies Pinnacle Bank as a foundation for the community.

Avant was able to preserve many of the original details in this historic building while repurposing others — and the simple, clean design lets the history of the building speak for itself.

Award Won: Nebraska Main Street Best Interior Upgrade Commercial, 2022

Design Team
  • Architecture: Avant Architects
  • Interior Design: Avant Architects
  • Structural: TD2
  • M/E/P: Morrissey Engineering
  • Photography: Kessler Photography
  • Historical Renovation
  • Reclaimed Marble
  • Terrazzo Flooring
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