National Historic SiteA notable example of Greek Revival architecture, this building follows in many regards Latrobe's design of 1818. It was erected in 1819 - 1824 by his pupil, Strickland, as the Second Bank of the United States. The first of modern adaptations of the Parthenon at Athens, it was the center of the bitter financial and political struggle in which the bank's head, Nicholas Biddle, and his ally, Henry Clay, contended with President Jackson for control of the nation's monetary system. Jackson prevented the rechartering of the bank in 1836, and from 1845 to 1934 its former home served as the Philadelphia Custom House.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 487324 N 4422086|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94881667, -75.14838333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.929', W 75° 8.903'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 55.74" N, 75° 8' 54.18" W|
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|Area Code(s)||267, 484, 215, 610|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 434 State Rte 3008, Philadelphia PA 19106, US|
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