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People's Bank Branch Office (White Rose Motor Club)

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White Rose Motor Club
1949. 120 E. Market St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Hard-edged European modern made only the tiniest of inroads in post–World War II York, and perhaps not unexpectedly it appeared in this office building for the local automobile club. Yellow sandstone was a popular material for modern buildings in the Harrisburg region, but the lack of all ornament save for the bow of the central bay and the steel strip windows differentiate it from the usual Art Deco users of the material. The sign out front is the familiar AAA oval but the building now serves as a bank.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "People's Bank Branch Office (White Rose Motor Club)", [York, 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, 358-358.

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