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Bankers’ Row

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Mid-19th century–c. 1900. 200–400 blocks of Chestnut St.
  • Bankers' Row

In its Victorian heyday, Bankers’ Row stretched from S. 2nd to S. 6th streets and contained the major banking houses of the city. Their proximity permitted the concentration of new communication systems, including the telegraph and telephone and a centralized clearing house for transactions. Most of its buildings were demolished for the mall.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Bankers’ Row", [Philadelphia, 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, 62-62.

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