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The First National Bank of Avoca is shown shortly after its construction, which took place sometime around 1918. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

From the bank to the bar: Avoca building dates back to about 1918

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AVOCA --- It is referred to as the pub, the pop shop, the liquor store or simply Avoca, as in "I'll meet you in Avoca." But those who have been around for awhile occasionally refer to the Avoca Municipal Liquor Store as the bank -- because it started out that way.

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