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National Bank of the Commonwealth (NBOC), Eastern Division Headquarters (Indiana County Courthouse)

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1871, James W. Drum. 601 Philadelphia St.
  • National Bank of the Commonwealth (NBOC), Eastern Division Headquarters (Indiana County Courthouse) (Lu Donnelly)

The former Indiana County Courthouse, now a bank headquarters (see also IN3), is a red brick, four-and-one-half-story Second Empire building with a mansard roof, pedimented window surrounds, and Corinthian columns, with cast-iron capitals surrounding the heavily proportioned square clock tower.

When the new courthouse was built and this one slated for demolition, NBOC leased the building from the county for ninety-nine years. Renovations by Millan Kerr Architects earned the Excellence in Design-Extended Use award in 1977 from the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Opposite, at 600 Philadelphia Street, is the large, limestone-clad First Commonwealth Bank (originally First National Bank) of 1934, with handsome Art Deco touches and a classically ornamented interior. These two buildings are the architectural highlights of the borough's main street.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "National Bank of the Commonwealth (NBOC), Eastern Division Headquarters (Indiana County Courthouse)", [Indiana, 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, 202-203.

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