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Scranton Electric Building

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Identification

Scranton Electric Building
Board of Trade Building
137160

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
renaissance revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Scranton Electric Building is considered to be Scranton's first skyscraper.
  • The electric sign on top of the building, symbolizing Scranton as "The Electric City," is a local landmark.
  • Local businessmen built it to impress railroad executives on their visits from New York.
  • The design features Indiana limestone, a copper gabled roof and dormers, a decorative cornice, paired windows, and a row of Renaissance-style arched windows with flanking columns near the top.

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Location

507-509 Linden Street
507 Linden Street
18503
Scranton
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

100.86 ft
8
1896
2

Involved Companies

Lansing C. Holden

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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