Here H. H. Richardson's intensely personal interpretation of the Romanesque Revival is filtered into the realm of the typical urban office building by a New York City architect associated with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad and architect of the Scranton Armory (1900; 900 Adams Street). Here multistory bays, topped by oversized arched windows, ripple across a brick mass that erupts, at the important corner of Courthouse Square, into a semicircular entrance bay grounded by a hulking stone base. The original Richardsonian Romanesque building received a later vertical addition. Next door is the neoclassical wall of the Connell Building (129 N. Washington Avenue), a large office building constructed concurrently to Holden's design.
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