Completed in 1996, the present two-story building replaced what was the oldest building in downtown Hazleton located on Wyoming Street. First Federal Savings Bank purchased the structure in 1989 and demolished it to make room for an addition to their downtown headquarters (L-shaped attachment to what is now BB&T Bank).
Dating back to 1825, the building originally housed the Lehigh Valley Train Station. Circa 1950s and 1960s, Cameo Zola's barber shop had its home here, as well as Leo's Hotel and Restaurant in the 1960s, followed by Shenanigans Bar, a popular Irish pub in operation from 1977-1988.
Artifacts from the original structure, including 19th century stained glass work, are on display at the Greater Hazleton Historical Society Museum. One of the artifacts is a "Roosevelt Edison Room" sign, which was affixed over Shenanigans' main dining room. The sign was a tribute to Thomas Edison and Theodore Roosevelt, who were both guests in the building when it housed the passenger train station. Edison made frequent trips to Hazleton, and is responsible for Hazleton becoming the third city in the world to have a full city-scale electric grid. He also pioneered, through the financing of George Markle, the third rail electric trolley/railroad in Hazleton.
The building currently features Class A office space including at basement level.
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