Item No: pdcp00737
Title: Union Trust Company
Additional Title: 715-719 Chestnut Street
Historic Street Address:
715-719 Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
Located in Box: Banks A-Z General Folder: Banks A-Z
Trade card advertisment for the Union Trust Company, located at 715-719 Chestnut Street. Card shows original facade of the building before 1923-1929 alterations. Card lists the names of the trust company President (J. Simpason Africa), Vice President (John G. Reading), Treasurer & Secretary (Mahlon S. Stokes), and Trust Officer (Wm. Henry Price). It notes the authorized capital ($1,000,000) and the paid-up capital ($750,000). Card printed by Baldwin & Gleason Company Limited, New York.
The Union Trust Company building was designed by Willis Gaylord Hale (1848 - 1907), and built in 1888. A new facade, new roof, and alterations to the height and interior of the middle section were designed by Paul Philippe Cret (1876 - 1945) and executed from 1923-1929. From 1926-1928 additional alterations made to the 713 Chestnut portion which was then demolished circa 1962. In 2008-2009 715-719 Chestnut portion was converted to a restaurant.
The building has also been known as the Commonwealth Title & Trust Company; Singerly Building; Union Trust Restaurant; Quaker City National Bank; Union Trust Co.; Chestnut Street National Bank; Jack Kellmer Jewelers; Integrity Trust Company Building.
Hale, Willis Gaylord, 1848-1907 - Architect