Sunday, July 31, 2016

Markle Bank Building in Hazleton, Pa.

This metal coin bank represents the Markle Bank Building and is made by American Art Works. The base has the words, “Markle Bank, Member Federal Reserve, Save on Pay Day.”  Originally known as the Markle Banking & Trust Company Building, later the Northeastern Bank Building, and today, the Hayden Tower at the Markle stands in Downtown Hazleton, Pennsylvania at Broad and Wyoming streets. Built in 1910, the 11-story commercial building has 3 bays wide and 7 bays deep, with a 6-story addition in the Classical Revival style. It is constructed of reinforced concrete with a limestone and white brink facing. A six-story addition was added to the east of the original building in 1923. The structure was deemed unsafe in 1998 and closed, but then saved from the wrecking ball in 2001 by local businessman George F. Hayden. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Here are some great vintage photos of the building over the years.

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