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Guard Center

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Identification

Guard Center
Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company Building
270309

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
applied masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Guard Center was built as the headquarters of the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company, once one of Pennsylvania's largest corporations.
  • The building's ornate beaux-arts design was in the spirit of the City Beautiful movement, which also inluenced the Market Street Bridge and the Citizens Bank Financial Center.
  • It has been the headquarters for the Guard Insurance Group since the 1980s.

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Location

12-22 South River Street
16 South River Street
18703
Wilkes-Barre
Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

Technical Data

65.00 ft
5
1909
1

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