Opposite the courthouse is this small but imposing four-column-fronted temple to money, designed by an offshoot of Frank Furness's office with West Chester connections. The first scheme called for a copper dome above the banking room, but it was reduced to this more conventional gable-roofed building. Between it and Thomas Ustick Walter's Bank of Chester County ( CH9) is the early-nineteenth-century gentleman's house of William Darlington in Flemish bond brick, one of the few survivors of the first courthouse era.
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First National Bank of Chester County
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