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Finch Towers (Hudson Coal Company, International Correspondence School)

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Hudson Coal Company, International Correspondence School
1888–1899, W. Scott Collins. 434 Wyoming Ave.

French Chateauesque's origins in the Romanesque are evidenced in this building by Collins, who headed the architectural department of the International Correspondence Schools (ICS). It was designed to house ICS, a mail-order school founded in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County (and famous for its matchbook advertising), which prepared aspiring miners for their qualifying examinations. The building was later sold to the Hudson Coal Company and today it serves as housing for the elderly.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Finch Towers (Hudson Coal Company, International Correspondence School)", [Scranton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LK15.

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, 485-485.

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