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First National Bank of Chester County

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1912, Baker and Dallett. 11 N. High St.

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.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "First National Bank of Chester County", [West Chester, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 244-244.

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