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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 12, March 23, 2008, Article 11

MORE COIN-INSPIRED DECORATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE

Last week Jeff Reichenberger told us about a bank building
in Oshkosh, WI which has interesting bas-relief medallions
depicting the obverse and reverse of the Standing Liberty
Quarter and Walking Liberty Half Dollar.

Dave Lange writes: "When my family visited the Crayola Factory
in Easton, PA a few years ago I spotted a bank building with a
bas relief Standing Liberty Quarter above the entryway. I
believe it was a 1917 Type 1, but I didn't have a camera with
me to record it, so that may be in error."

[I was able to document two examples of such numismatic
decorative elements on Pittsburgh, PA bank buildings.  I'm
aware of similar decorations on the former B. Max Mehl building
in Ft. Worth, TX, and recall a circa 1930 pamphlet somewhere
in my ephemera files about the Chase Architrave, the entrance
to the Chase Manhattan Bank building in New York.  If memory
serves, this was written by Stewart Mosher.  Can anyone confirm
this?  Can any of our New York readers confirm that the building
exists (or better yet, provide photos? -Editor]

 QUERY: INFORMATION ON HOGGSON BROTHERS AND BANK ARCHITECTURE
 esylum_v11n11a17.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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