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OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:21 pm
by Raybob15239
I was driving my son to his 4th grade basketball game in West Newton, PA a small, old railroad town in Westmoreland County, about 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. As I was driving through the heart of downtown, an old bank building caught my eye. It is now the PNC Bank West Newton Branch, but it was originally the First National Bank Building. Built in 1902, it was in the Romanesque style and over the front (corner) entrance was a 1902 Morgan Dollar. The Obverse was on the front of the building and the reverse on the side. I did not get a chance to take any pictures, but did find some on Google Maps and the Downtown West Newton Website (http://www.dwni.org/) under the About the Area tab (Historic Sites). I will try to get back there to take some better pictures. The images were full obverse and reverse of a 1902 Morgan Dollar. My wife was a little unnerved by how much I geeked out over it. :lol:
West Newton PNC Bank Bldg Corner shot.jpg
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West Newton PNC Bank Bldg Obverse.jpg
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West Newton PNC Bank Bldg Reverse.jpg
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West Newton PNC Bank Bldg Obverse2.jpg
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Bank Corner.jpg
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Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:08 pm
by ...kenny
That is WAY COOL!..... :lol:

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:10 pm
by ChiefRet.
Cool, and even cooler if it could be VAMed.

I know a good Brown trout fishing area near there on the Youghiogheny River.

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:12 pm
by messydesk
Nice high relief Morgans! :)

What do you bet that a building with a facade like that also has a cornerstone with some 1902 coins in it?

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:20 am
by blh74
WOW

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:40 am
by RogerRock
THANKS for sharing an iconic MORGAN $ BANK symbol !!!

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:08 am
by PacificWR
This is real neat.

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:55 pm
by dunn2777
Very interesting building. Thanks for sharing.

Re: OT: Cool, Old Bank Building In West Newton, PA

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:22 pm
by vamsterdam
That would have been fun to explore.