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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Coatesville National Bank
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