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Bangor Public Library (Merchant's National Bank)

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Merchant's National Bank
1890, T. Frank Miller. 39 S. Main St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The fact that the architect of this bank was from Philadelphia suggests the aspirations of the community at the height of its industrial prosperity. Miller's fine Romanesque Revival essay is enlivened by its vigorously stepped gables and muscular ornament, while a cross gable features half-round windows on either end, lighting a second story. Miller also designed numerous houses in Bangor in 1891, including nine for O. W. Bosrick and one for J. F. Miller, perhaps a relative.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Bangor Public Library (Merchant's National Bank)", [Bangor, 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, 269-269.

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