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Philadelphia

12 January 2012

1843 – New County Prison, Philadelphia

Architect: “Prison de Comte a Philadelphie” (demolished in 1968) published in a volume of L’Univers, Paris, about 1843.

08 July 2011

1889 – Branch Bank of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architect: Charles W. Bolton Bank branch at junction of Lehigh and Germantown Avenues. Now demolished.

01 February 2010

1876 – Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence...

15 September 2009

1891 – Philadelphia Museum of Art

Architect: Hermann J. Schwarzmann In March 1873, an act of the Pennsylvania State Legislature set in motion plans for the construction of Memorial Hall to be designed by Hermann J. Schwarzmann, which was...

15 September 2009

1833 – Merchant’s Exchange, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architect: William Strickland Designed by rising architect William Strickland. He was the architect of the steeple on Independence Hall, the U.S. Naval Asylum, and the U.S. Mint. From 1828 to 1833, Strickland designed...

15 September 2009

1797 – First National Bank, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Architect: Samuel Blodgett The First Bank of the United States, originally called the Bank of the United States, operated from 1797-1811, on Third Street, midway between Chestnut and Walnut streets. Samuel Blodgett, architect,...