Union Trust Building

Union Trust Building (HM3YT)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17101 Dauphin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 15.601', W 76° 52.957'

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Touted as "Harrisburg's First Skyscraper," the Union Trust Building was completed in 1906 and exemplified the beginning of Center City's 20th Century upward growth, particularly as spawned by the completion of the new State Capitol Building that year. It marked the growth of the city as a major financial center, a role that has expanded in present day. This building and the Capitol were both erected by the same general contractor, the Philadelphia firm of George F. Payne & Co. rising an unprecedented eight stories through steel frame construction with neo-classical architectural embellishments and tripartite skyscraper design, the building was later home to the USF&G Insurance Company's Harrisburg operations and more recently has been thoroughly and sensitively renovated. Note the preserved grand first floor original bank interior.
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"Harrisburg's First Sky-Scraper" is boldly printed on the sign showing the Union Trust Building under construction in the fall of 1905.
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Circa 1910 postcard view of the Union Trust Building which rises above its neighbors.
HM NumberHM3YT
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: The Harrisburg History Project series
Placed ByThe Harrisburg History Project Commissioned by Mayor Stephen R. Reed
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 339906 N 4458317
Decimal Degrees40.26001667, -76.88261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.601', W 76° 52.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 36.06" N, 76° 52' 57.42" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 119 Strawberry St, Harrisburg PA 17101, US
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