Land Title Building

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Land Title Building
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Land Title Building is located in Pennsylvania
Land Title Building
Location 1400 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′2″N 75°9′52″W / 39.95056°N 75.16444°W / 39.95056; -75.16444Coordinates: 39°57′2″N 75°9′52″W / 39.95056°N 75.16444°W / 39.95056; -75.16444
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1898
Architect Daniel H. Burnham & Co.; Daniel H. Burnham & Horace Trumbauer
Architectural style Chicago, Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002450[1]
Added to NRHP December 15, 1978

The Land Title Building and Annex is a historic early skyscraper located at 1400 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It was built for the oldest title insurance company in the world, the Land Title Bank and Trust Company. The two-building complex, joined at the first floor, was built in two phases. The earlier, northern one of the building's two towers, erected in 1898 of 15 stories, was designed by Chicago-based architect Daniel Burnham, who was an early pioneer in the development of tall buildings. The southern, 22-story, 331-ft tower, added in 1902, was also designed by Burnham in collaboration with Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer; it was built on the site of the former Lafayette Hotel.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Thomas, George E. (1978). "Land Title Building" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 

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