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The Markle Building

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Identification

The Markle Building
Markle Banking and Trust Company Building, Markle Bank Building, Northeastern Building
129731

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
brick
limestone
applied masonry
white
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office
hotel

Facts

  • Of reinforced concrete construction, the Markle Bank Building is faced in limestone at the base and in white brick above.
  • The building's large scale demonstrated the importance of banking and commercial activity in Hazleton in the early years of the 20th century.
  • A six-story addition was added to the east of the original building in 1923.
  • Alfred C. Bossom supervised the enlargement of the original bank interior in 1928.
  • The building was deemed unsafe in 1998 and closed.
  • In 2001 it was purchased by the The Hazleton Development Company, Inc. which has undertaken its modernization and redevelopment.
  • Floors 6 through 11 have been leased to the Park Inn Suites for use as a hotel.
  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

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Location

8 West Broad Street
18201
Hazleton
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

175.00 ft
158.00 ft
11
1910
2

Involved Companies

John Irwin Bright

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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