The United States Bank, Philadelphia.

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
The United States Bank, Philadelphia.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00705
Title: The United States Bank, Philadelphia.
Historic Street Address: 420 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: 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.

Creation Year: ca. 1839
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.148035
Geocode Latitude:39.948905

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809-1854 - Artist
Tingle, James, active 1824-1850 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler