Item No: pdcc00705
Title: The United States Bank, Philadelphia.
Historic Street Address:
420 Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
Depicts the north facade of the Second Bank of the United States, facing Chestnut Street. This Greek revival masterpiece by William Strickland was completed in 1824 for the United States Bank of Philadelphia - the nation's Central Bank. Both the north and south facades are built of Pennsylvania Blue Marble, and feature a set of steps leading up to a main level platform on top of which sit eight Doric columns.
Engraving also shows people in front of the building engaged in a variety of activities.
A917.481 P536 v.8
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809-1854 - Artist
Tingle, James, active 1824-1850 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler