A group of banks stands at this intersection and their designs are evidence of Mifflintown's connections to national trends. The Italianate two-story brick and wood-trimmed First National Bank, established in 1864 by Doty, Parker and Company, was constructed shortly after the fire of 1873. It has a chamfered corner entrance with crested aedicule, segmental-arched windows, and a bracketed cornice. The Juniata Valley Bank opened in John Patterson's Italianate house (now Union Mason Lodge No. 324) at 9 S. Main Street in 1867. Since 1981, its administrative offices have occupied a c. 1833 five-bay Federal brick building, and its main office (Bridge and S. Main streets) is a parapeted orange brick structure with a chamfered corner. The importance of banking in the development of the region is evident in the county's various branch banks. In Richfield is a small stone Greek Revival bank (571 Main Street) and at Port Royal, the Classical Revival bank (1926) was designed by Morgan, French and Company of New York City.
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