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Alpha Building

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Identification

Alpha Building
Easton City Hall and Business Center, First National Bank Building
126231

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
curtain wall
brown
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office governmental office city hall

Facts

  • The Alpha Building was the headquarters of the Alpha Portland Cement Company, which supplied the concrete for Hoover Dam among many other projects.
  • The stages of construction are still evident from slight differences in surface color and design.
  • Although it now houses the city hall and a Crayola outlet store, it is still known as the Alpha Building, and remains the outstanding commercial structure on the Easton skyline.
  • The building exhibits Beaux-Arts detail, with fluted pilasters and egg-and-dart ornamentation.
  • The west portion was built in 1901-03. Additions brought the height to 9 1/2 stories by 1912. The eastern portion at the corner of 3rd Street was added 1926-27.

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Location

1-15 South 3rd Street, 14-18 Centre Square
1 South 3rd Street
18042
Easton
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

115.00 ft
115.00 ft
10
1901
1903
1927
3
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