Second Bank of the United States

Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Second Bank of the United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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Point of Interest Details

Completed in 1824, the Second Bank of the United States is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture, modeled on the Parthenon in Greece. The Second Bank was designed by William Strickland who was known as the “city architect” because he created a large number of Philadelphia’s public buildings. The Second Bank was incorporated in 1816, and it was one of the most influential financial institutions in the world until 1832. Today, the building houses a collection of late 18th and early 19th Century portraits.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia


 

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