Bank Row Philly

  • Historically Known As: Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Historically Known As: Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • Historically Known As: Lafayette Building
  • Historically Known As: Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities
  • Historically Known As: Philadelphia Bank

  • Type: Historic District
  • Travel Genus: Lodging , Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District
  • Lodging category: Upscale Lodging


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1854/00/00 427 Chestnut Street: The first Bank Row building, the Farmers and Merchants Bank, is erected. Bought by the Philadelphia National Bank in 1917, the edifice will be the home of Philadelphia Maritime Museum from 1965 to 1974.
1857/00/00 421 Chestnut Street: Designed by John M Gries in an ornate Italianate style, construction begins on a new building for the Bank of Pennsylvania.
1859/00/00 421 Chestnut Street: Following the Panic of 1857, the unfinished Bank of Pennsylvania building is purchased by the Philadelphia Bank.
1873/00/00 431 Chestnut Street: The Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities building is built in Philadelphia.
1900/00/00 Theophilus P Chandler Architect 421 Chestnut Street: Updates are made to the Philadelphia Bank building under the direction of Theophilus Chandler.
1907/00/00 James H Windrim Architect 433 Chestnut Street: Designed by James H Windrim, the Lafayette Building, later to be the Hotel Monaco, is erected on Chestnut Street at 5th Street.

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Particulars for Bank Row Philly :
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Economics Finance
Sight Category Historic District
Architectural Style Italianate



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Lodging
Lodging Style Hotel
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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