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Scranton Electric Building

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Board of Trade
1896, Lansing Holden. 507 Linden St.
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (© George E. Thomas)

This Beaux-Arts monument to Babbitry continues to proclaim the ambitions of Scranton's nineteenth-century boosters. The eight-story limestone-clad building is crowned by a double-gabled roof, itself surmounted by a superb early electric sign proclaiming Scranton's “Electric City” moniker, reflecting its status as one of the first cities in the country to be electrified.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas



  • 1896


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George E. Thomas, "Scranton Electric Building", [Scranton, 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, 486-486.

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