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Coatesville National Bank

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1906–1908, Watson and Huckel. E. Main St. and N. 4th Ave.

Before capital flowed electronically, banks represented the economic security and resources of a community in their prominent location as well as their architectural apparel. Here Philadelphia architects attempted to make the transition to the new Beaux-Arts mode, but the asymmetrical corner tower and the out-of-scale ornament on the rusticated base suggest a sensibility in the free style of the 1870s when their tastes were set.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Coatesville National Bank", [Coatesville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-CH31.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 252-252.

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