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Fulton Bank (Harrisburger Hotel)

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Harrisburger Hotel
1929, Lawrie and Green; c. 1968 alterations. N. 3rd and Locust sts.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Nowhere was Harrisburg's metropolitan status better exemplified than in this soaring Art Deco tower that looked to New York City sources, most particularly John Mead Howells's Panhellenic Hotel of 1927–1930. A stepped French limestone base rises into the brick shaft that is crowned with a setback top in the manner of the New York setback law but without the subtlety. The hotel closed in 1968 and was adapted as an office tower with a bank as the prime tenant; at that time the lower levels were reclad in white marble, but the soaring tower survives.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Fulton Bank (Harrisburger Hotel)", [Harrisburg, 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, 346-346.

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