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Scranton Electric Building

507 Linden Street
Scranton PA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1896
Floor Count8
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts


Description
Facts
- The Scranton Electric Building is considered to be Scranton's first skyscraper.
- The electric sign on top of the building, symbolizing Scranton as "The Electric City," is a local landmark.
- Local businessmen built it to impress railroad executives on their visits from New York.
- The Beaux Arts design features Indiana limestone, a copper gabled roof and dormers, a decorative cornice, paired windows, and a row of Renaissance-style arched windows with flanking columns near the top.

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