A historic building on Public Square with state-of-the-art amenitiesThe Luzerne Bank Building, 67-69 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA, is fourteen stories plus a gabled-roof penthouse (the tallest building in the Wyoming Valley). The building was originally constructed in 1930. It was designed in the Neo-Romanesque architectural style, and features a massive base with a large entry arch. Rows of arches and corbelled arches decorate the building above the base and near the top.
Inside, the lobby ceiling has a decorative relief in the Art Deco style. The bank lobby – five stories high! – is decorated with a beautiful ceiling painted with real gold leaf accents. This ceiling appears to be supported by sculpted figures of coal miners, merchants, and native American Indians.
Each floor of the building is approximately 6500SF, with approximately 5500SF considered rentable. The current owners purchased the building in 1980, and since that time have completely replaced the electrical systems (mid 1980s), added central air conditioning to the entire building (1990s), replaced passenger elevators (1990s), replaced windows throughout the building (1990s and 2000s), constructed a bridge to the new intermodal parking garage (2009), and renovated hallways and offices (on-going). Currently management is in the process of converting the steam radiator heating system to an energy-efficient hot air heat pump system.
Management is located on site and is easily accessible.