First Bank of the United States

116 S. Third St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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First Bank of the United States

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Description 

Built 1795-97, Samuel Blodgett, designer and Joseph P. Le Grand, marble mason. It served as the Bank of the U.S. from 1797-1812 and as the Bank of Stephen Girard's, 1812-1864. Later occupied by the Girard National Bank, 1864-1926. The interior was drastically altered in 1901, James Windrim, architect. It was purchased for the Independence National Historical Park Project in 1954. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS PA-1417)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 1987
Reference number
87001292
Architectural styles
Early Republic; Other architectural type; Monumental Classicism
Areas of significance
Economics; Law; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Financial institution
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1797

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2012: Updated by wdzinc: Updated GPS Coordinates
  • July 11, 2012: New photo from wdzinc
  • June 21, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc

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