The Farmers & Mechanics Trust building, designed by architect William C. Pritchett in classical revival style, is West Chester's first and only skyscraper. Once the tallest building between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, this 6 story historical landmark was the center of commerce originally housing The Farmers and Mechanics Trust Companyand the Overtown Restaurant (a rooftop garden restaurant operating into the 1920s). When the By Scouts were founded in Chester County in 1918, the Farmers& Mechanics building was their headquarters. During World War II, scouts and other volunteers used the rooftop to scan the skies and horizon on air raid watches.
2 West Market Street is in the process of undergoing a renovation which includes and exterior restoration, a mechanical systems replacement, interior update, and the establishment of a first floor and mezzanine food and beverage operation.
Floors 3, 4, and 5 are available for lease as professional office space. Each floor is an open span blank pallet with amazing views up and down both Market and High streets. Curved glass and oversized windows finished with ornate turn of the century moldings flood the space with natural light and will compliment any style of fit-out and fashion.
Located in the heart of West Chester, guests and tenants of the Farmers & mechanics Building will enjoy the convenience of the Bicentennial Parking Garage located directly next door on High Street.
MYLES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY