An Old Bank

On our trip to the Nancy Drew convention in Iowa City, Iowa, we went to Ladora, the hometown of Mildred Wirt Benson. Here we had lunch at an old bank. It had been converted into a French Bistro, and I just wanted to share more about it!


The old Ladora Savings Bank, now the Ladora Bank Bistro!



The chair I sat on was decorated with suit jackets. Too cool!




Inside the bank on the wall was a shadowbox with a note about Millie, who wrote the first 23 Nancy Drew books and was from this town.



IMG_7873 Spooky old staircase down to the restrooms — any excuse to go exploring? Yes please!


I thought I’d be adventurous like Nancy. This is the duck flatbread, topped with duck, dates, feta cheese, and a spicy Dijon mustard. It was excellent!


-Little Jackalope

6 responses to “An Old Bank”

  1. nancytiger says:

    I love old history !! Anything Nancy Drew is Great !!
    I appreciate your photos !!

    Thanks !

  2. Trina says:

    Hi! I love this blog! Would you mind giving my friend a birthday shout out? Her name is Kamelia and she turns 18 tomorrow! Thank you so much!

  3. NANCYGEEK says:

    Cool! That shot of going down to the bath room reminded me of going down to get the lift remote in LIE for some reason, lol.

  4. ND's #1 fan says:

    This is so cool! I know it doesn’t look anything like it, but it kinda reminded me of Cafe Kiki in DAN XD

  5. IheartNancy says:

    There’s a Nancy Drew convention??? Going on my bucket list for sure! =D

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