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Markle Building

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1910, John Irwin Bright. 8 W. Broad St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Hazleton's skyline is dominated by this Classical Revival eleven-story tower, which proclaims the role of Hazleton's independent coal operators in shaping the metropolis of the Middle Field. Built to house the Markle family's banking and mining interests, it was later joined by a second tower, the Gothic-styled American Bank and Trust building (1925, Mowbray and Uffinger) across Wyoming Street.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Markle Building", [Hazleton, 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, 478-478.

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