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On September 21, 1990, The Middletown Restoration Commission presented the Commission's Plaque to the Hamilton Bank located at 1 North Union Street, Middletown, PA. The plaque designates the bank building as a historic Middletown Landmark. The building is in the Richardson Romanesque Style and is a fine example of the edifices built of native brownstone in this area during the Victorian Era.
The building begun in 1892 and finished in 1893, it was built by Messrs, Hoshour, Dise and Company of Glen Rock, York County, PA for the National Bank of Middletown. When this facility closed in bankruptcy in 1896, the building was purchased by the Farmers Bank.
In 1922, the Bank became the Farmers Trust Company of Middletown. In 1962, it became the National Bank and Trust Company of Central Pennsylvania, which evolved into the National Central Bank in 1970. In 1980, when it became a State Bank, the name was changed to Hamilton Bank. In 1983, it became Hamilton Bank, a Cores States Bank. The bank served the Middletown area well for more than a century.
In 1998, the building was purchased by Keith and Carole Matinchek, natives to the area. They opened the doors as the "Brownstone Café". Like the former owners, the Matinchek's utilized the building to serve the Middletown Community and surrounding areas.
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