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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Philadelphia Bank Building

 
 
Philadelphia Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. Philadelphia Bank Building Marker
Inscription.

The Philadelphia Bank Building was built in 1857-59 for the Pennsylvania Bank which failed during the Panic of 1857 and was completed by the Philadelphia Bank. John M. Gries was the architect. The cast iron front doors and window grill work were by H. C. Oram and Company.

Complete renovation of the interior of this historically certified building was completed in 1983 by the developer, Histo Associates.
 
Location. 39° 56.941′ N, 75° 8.896′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street east of South Independence Mall East (5th Street), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philosophical Hall (a few steps from this marker); Old Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Street Scene in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph and Amy Cassey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Signer (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilbert Stuart House

Philadelphia Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Philadelphia Bank Building Marker
Marker can be seen to the right of the door.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Library of the American Philosophical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Bank of the United States (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Panic of 1873 at Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1873: America's Mortgage and Banking Meltdown. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Philadelphia Bank Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. Philadelphia Bank Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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