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Second Bank of the United States

Chestnut Street between 4th and 5th Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

Second Bank of the United States
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The Second Bank was incorporated in 1816. Designed by William Strickland, this building, built between 1819 and 1824, is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.

Today the bank is home a Portrait Gallery. Inside the barrel-vaulted structure, graceful Ionic columns compliment the portraits of revolutionary heroes and Federal statesman. Those painted represent a Who's Who of the 18th century. There are signers of the Declaration and Constitution in addition to military men and foreign emissaries.

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