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Borie Counting House

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1897, Wilson Eyre Jr. S. 3rd and Chestnut sts.
  • (Photo by Andrew Hope)

Eyre's charming Georgian Revival banking house for the Borie Counting House, a private banking office, was part of the resistance of the old elite to the movement of the banking district to the new downtown near City Hall. Here Eyre re-creates the Colonial Revival in a mannered late Victorian mode, downsizing its mass as he super-sized its details.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Borie Counting House", [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, 63-63.

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