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M&T Bank (Altoona Trust Building)

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Altoona Trust Building
1901–1902, Mowbray and Uffinger. 1128–1130 12th Ave.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Louis M. Mowbray and Justin M. Uffinger of New York City designed many banks in western Pennsylvania, in addition to their numerous New York commissions. They specialized in a classical style, using the base-shaft-capital formula for their high-rise banks, as they did here for Altoona Trust. After being in business for only one year, the bank commissioned this building and leased the offices above. This round-cornered building's first story is sheathed in Bedford limestone highlighted by the granite columns flanking the corner entrance. In contrast to the red brick typically used in Altoona at the time, the upper four stories are of gray Pompeiian bricks.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "M&T Bank (Altoona Trust Building)", [Altoona, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 330-330.

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