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First Bank of the United States
Authorized and built in the 1790s amid considerable controversy by the Federalist-controlled Congress, this Greek Revival building is now only a proud front in an otherwise overlooked corner of the Philadelphia National Historic Site. Superseded later by the Second Bank (tip to come later), this building is now empty and unused, often marveled at by visitors trotting between Carpenter's Hall and other buildings in the historic quarter. This important structure is not even listed on the Gazette (the Philadelphia visitor's guide) but the silhouette is unavoidable for those touring the area.
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