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Guard Insurance Company

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Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company
1909, Welsh, Sturdevant and Poggi. 16 S. River St.

When anthracite was big business, “corporate architecture” meant Beaux-Arts design, as shown by this classical coal company headquarters building that looks out over the Susquehanna. Monumental Corinthian columns articulate the upper three floors.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas



  • 1909


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George E. Thomas, "Guard Insurance Company", [Wilkes-Barre, 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, 465-465.

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