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National City Bank (Farmer's National Bank)

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Farmer's National Bank
1928–1929, Uffinger, Foster and Bookwalter. 1101 7th Ave.

This bank is distinguished by bold classical details and lavish materials. Its opulence is evident, from the veneer of pink granite below the water table and the black granite columns on the limestone facade to the interior finishes of the original banking chamber. The restrained cornice is highlighted by stylized eagles perched on wheat sheaves and swags. A rich sculptural program of stylized animals and plants includes bulls' and rams' heads, corn cobs, and swans. Today, a dropped ceiling covers the original gilded, coffered ceiling, enormous brass chandeliers, a clock, and black marble pilaster strips. However, they can be seen from the mahogany-paneled boardroom on the third story of the stack of offices at the rear of the interior.

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Author: 
Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "National City Bank (Farmer's National Bank)", [Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-BE23.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 149-149.

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