Category:Second Bank of the United States

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The Second Bank of the United States at 420 Chestnut Street between S. 4th and S. 5th Streets in the Center City area of Philadelphia was built in 1818-1824 and was designed by William Strickland in the Greek Revival style. The Bank itself was founded in 1816, and the design was the result of a competition, in which all entries had to use the Greek style. Strickland modeled his design on the Parthenon. When Andrew Jackson vetoed the bank's charter in 1832, it folded, and in 1844 Strickland altered the building for use as the U.S. Custom House, a role it served until 1935. It is now used as the Portrait Gallery of the Independence National Historic Park. (Source: Philadelphia Architecture: A Guide to the City)


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This is a category about a place or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America. Its reference number is 87001293
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