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Pennstar Bank (First National Bank)

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First National Bank
1927, Tilghman Moyer and Co. 41 N. Main St.

During the Roaring Twenties, several regional architectural firms became bank specialists, leaving their mark in small towns. Carbondale's is by an Allentown designer who was active across eastern Pennsylvania. The chamfered profile of this five-story miniskyscraper looks to the future, even as it rises from a very traditional Classical Revival base. Across the street is the Masonic Temple (1875), a playful work by Fred J. Amsden; the loss of its tower and most of its windows has not dampened its personality.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Pennstar Bank (First National Bank)", [Carbondale, 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, 493-493.

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