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Mellon Bank (Hollidaysburg National Bank)

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Hollidaysburg National Bank
1903, Price and McLanahan. 312 Allegheny St.

When Martin Hawley McLanahan's father opened a bank, he commissioned his son's architectural firm to design it. This, the second commission for the Philadelphia firm of Price and McLanahan, is a jewel box of a commercial building, with colorful tiles from Henry Mercer's Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown around the entrance and walls of a warm red-orange brick. This one-story building has an oversized facade with a tiled, gabled parapet, and is highlighted by variegated brickwork and tile insets. The recessed entrance is flanked by columns and elaborate metal grilles. Pilaster capitals on the interior are carved with owls and animals. A vestigial balcony shielding recessed lights surrounds the interior's banking space. Price and McLanahan's commissions reached a national audience through their PRR stations, a series of resort hotels, and small commercial buildings across Pennsylvania and in Indiana.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Mellon Bank (Hollidaysburg National Bank)", [Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-BL4.

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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, 323-324.

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