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Late 19th–early 20th centuries. Bridge and Main sts.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (© George E. Thomas)

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.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Bank Buildings", [Mifflintown, 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, 428-428.

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