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Bosak Bank Building

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1915, Edward H. Davis. 434 Lackawanna Ave.

Slovak entrepreneur Michael Bosak made a fortune in patent medicines and banking. In 1915, he commissioned Davis to build this brick Classical Revival bank, heavy with quoins. Five years later, Bosak commissioned Davis and Lewis to design him a second commercial building at 426 Lackawanna Avenue; its details include caryatids and carvings of an almost Art Nouveau sensibility.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Bosak Bank 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, 484-484.

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