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First Bank of the United States

First Bank of the United States

As viewed from the new Museum of the American Revolution, also at 3rd and Chestnut Streets, the stoic First Bank was established in 1795 to handle debts carried from the Revolutionary War. The First Bank was the purview of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Samuel Blodgett was its architect. The structure is currently closed to the public, but a great spot for photos.

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Historic District, History

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