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Penn Security Bank (Mears Building)

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Mears Building
1895–1896, Isaac Williams. 150 N. Washington Ave.

By the 1890s, Scranton was as likely to take its architectural cues from Chicago as from New York City. Both this building and the nearby Brooks Building ( LK4) are in the brawny mode of H. H. Richardson's (demolished) Marshall Field's Building in Chicago.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Penn Security Bank (Mears 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, 483-483.

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