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Centre County Banking Company Building

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1881–1882, George W. Tate. 201 W. High St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

A colorful addition to the Victorian eclecticism of Bellefonte's High Street, this Ruskinian Gothic building displays brick quoins, a heavy brownstone foundation, decorative polychrome brick window lintels, and a projecting corner turret. A pair of corbeled chimneys rises through the dormers on the third story, adding to the building's eccentricity. George Tate established himself in Bellefonte by replacing most of the county courthouse and adding the portico ( CE1).

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Centre County Banking Company Building", [Bellefonte, 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, 343-343.

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