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Citizens Bank Center (Miners Bank Building)

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Miners Bank Building
1911, D. H. Burnham and Co. 8 W. Market St.

This fourteen-story behemoth frosted in white terra-cotta is the last tall building by Burnham's office before his death. It is a key work of the City Beautiful movement in Wilkes-Barre by the Chicago architect who presided over the birth of the movement at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Typical of the firm's office towers, it is noteworthy for the polychromed ceiling of the banking hall, one of the finer business spaces to be found in downtown.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Citizens Bank Center (Miners Bank Building)", [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, 463-463.

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